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Space-based ADS-B has the potential to significantly improve flight safety, efficiency and the health of the industry overall, according to a new report from the US-based Flight Safety Foundation.
Benefits Analysis of Space-Based ADS-B, investigates the application of space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) networks to meet the predicted safety challenges of air traffic growth over the next 20 years.
The study also assesses how space-based ADS-B can enhance the world’s aviation network – both the systems and industry – by introducing a near-real-time flight surveillance capability that provides 100 per cent global coverage.