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Aireon: Isavia ANS Expands Usage of Space-Based ADS-B System

REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND/MCLEAN, VIRGINIA 26 October 2021 – Isavia ANS, Iceland’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), announced today that it has signed an agreement with Aireon LLC (Aireon) to expand usage it’s space-based ADS-B data. Isavia ANS provides air navigation services across 5.4 million square kilometers of controlled airspace that extends from the North Pole to Scotland and from the prime meridian in Greenwich to west of Greenland. As an early supporter of Aireon’s space-based ADS-B technology, Isavia ANS was one of the first air navigation service providers to sign an…

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uAvionix Releases Independent Analysis of tailBeaconX Performance Operating With Space-Based ADS-B

uAvionix Corporation today released an independent report created by Capital Sciences, LLC and endorsed by Aireon LLC, comparing the performance of its TSO-certified tailBeaconX transponder to traditional diversity transponders when tracked by Aireon’s space-based ADS-B orbital network. The report concluded the following: “This analysis shows that tailBeaconX performs very similarly to traditional diversity transponders […]. Both transponder types meet the threshold values of ED-129B in airspaces where Aireon data is likely to be the only surveillance source available. Read Full Article

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FAA Chief Sees ‘Straightforward’ Boeing 737 MAX Electrical Fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) told a U.S. House panel that an electrical issue that grounded about 100 Boeing 737 MAX planes last month worldwide appeared to be a “pretty straightforward fix.” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson told the U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee overseeing transportation that he was fully confident in the safety of the MAX that returned to service after being grounded for 20 months following two fatal crashes in five months. Read Full Article

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GADSS: Where Are We Now?

The aircraft tracking element of the ICAO’s Global Aeronautical Distress & Safety System (GADSS) initiative has consisted of multiple phases since its inception following the loss of MH 370. Phase one was that related to aircraft tracking, this was followed by phase two on autonomous distress tracking, the latter phase is the one on which international rule making is currently concentrated. Real Full Article

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