Cinematographers for GE captured airplanes landing in a precisely orchestrated order using the company's new Required Navigation Performance (RNP) system and combined them in one shot. It's like watching the game Flight Control in real life, but with more accuracy.


GE's attempting to use on-board navigation instead of ground-based radar beacons to better choreograph the landing of commercial aircraft. The goal is to reduce fuel usage, shorten flights, and lower the noise from landing aircraft by shortening the routes. It's pretty cool.


According to GE, there are 5,000 planes in the sky every hour, 50,000 operating every day, and 621 million people flying yearly. The filmmakers pointed out they had to take 13 flights and wear four security badges to get this film made.

[The GE Show]

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