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Old 29th Mar 2013, 12:28
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Until the military gives up some of its airspace, the entire commercial aviation in the busy corridors in China will eventually come to a near standstill. How many aircraft can you cram into a 30 mile wide corridor is the question that they are constantly trying to answer. TCAS looks like the Battle of Britain with 20+ aircraft within a 40 mile radius. Climb, descend, offset 1, 3, 5, 10 miles, departure delayed for 40+ minutes while you are 'slotted' in, is the absolute norm there. The question is not 'if' the airspace will become so saturated that it slows to a virtual halt, but 'when' it happens.

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