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Inmarsat finds a way to fit more planes in skies

SATELLITE firm Inmarsat yesterday said its technology can save airlines $3bn (£2.5bn) by enabling planes to fly closer together.

The FTSE 250 firm compiled a report in association with specialist consultancy Helios. It concluded $1.1bn could be saved through a single air traffic control system and a further $1.9bn spared by improving communications with airline control centres. By using satellite communications to share voice and data messages, aircraft are able to communicate with one an

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