CNN - Once passengers are on board, the plane doesn't usually take off right away. There's almost always some waiting involved.
A new system aims to take away those few extra minutes of delays from travel.
NASA has developed software to help controllers make delays go away.
It takes perfect coordination for air traffic controllers to get them to the right place at the right time and to avoid delays. NASA's software will make that choreography go even smoother.
The $5 million program is estimated to save $20 million a year -- mostly in fuel costs.