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At the end of March, a revolution will begin in the skies over the North Atlantic, as for the first time in the history of air travel, earth orbiting satellites will be used to monitor and manage flights in near real-time.
It’s a move that is going to totally transform the service we can offer to oceanic air traffic, delivering a step-change in safety, capacity and operational efficiency, including significant savings in carbon emissions. It might sound like hyperbole, but this really will be one of the biggest technological advances in air traffic management since the introduction of radar 80 years ago.