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New space-based automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) technology should eventually serve as a truly global aircraft positioning solution, redefining how seamless, modern ATM will function and delivering important efficiency and emissions-reduction advantages, according to an ICAO chief.
“We do not yet have a global ADS-B mandate, however by 2020 a number of states and regions will be ADS-B capable and many commercial aircraft will be equipped with suitable transponders.” said ICAO Council president Dr Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu, speaking at at the recent World ATM Congress in Madrid, Spain.