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ALTA welcomes Aireon LLC as an Affiliate Member

Panama – June 7, 2018 – The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) continues to strengthen the group of industry suppliers that collaboratively work on initiatives for the development of aviation in Latin America and the Caribbean, and today welcomes Aireon LLC: the first ever provider of global space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B).

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How airliners are guided across a vast area of the Atlantic that’s out of radar range (and why a new satellite tracking system will transform UK to North America flights)

Nats said: ‘In radar airspace there is either a five nautical mile or three nautical mile minimum separation laterally between aircraft, however, over the North Atlantic it is 60nm laterally and for aircraft following on the same route it is based on time – essentially 10 minutes apart. For aircraft crossing another aircraft at the same level it is increased further to 15 minutes.’ And aircraft are given fixed speeds to make sure they don’t catch up with the plane in front. The tracks are set up after requests for…

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ICAO endorses space-based ADS-B

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.

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GADSS: The Latest Progress

An update on global aviation industry progress toward establishing the Global Aeronautical Distress & Safety System (GADSS) concept of operations.

The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) Advisory Group in 2017 published a combined 27 areas of improvement criteria across aircraft systems, air traffic services (ATS) and search and rescue (SAR) system operations. These improvement criteria are designed to inform the global aviation industry and all of its various segments about ICAO’s latest available information about progress toward establishing GADSS, a concept of operations adopted by ICAO through collaboration with some of the world’s top avionics engineers, civil aviation regulators, air navigation service providers…

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