Assembly Approves RF Spectrum for Global Aircraft Tracking


The WRC spectrum allocation amounts to an endorsement of the space-based ADS-B business model of Aireon, a joint venture of satellite company Iridium Communications and air navigation service providers Nav Canada,ENAV of Italy, Naviair of Denmark and the Irish Aviation Authority. Aireon is building an air traffic surveillance system that will use ADS-B receivers contained as hosted payloads on the new generation of Iridium Next satellites. Nav Canada will acquire a 51-percent interest in the venture by late 2017.

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