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North Atlantic space-based ADS-B trial reaches next milestone

10/25/2019

The transformation of air traffic services over the North Atlantic has taken another step forward this month with the trial introduction of new reduced lateral aircraft separations. The minimum distance between aircraft ‘wing tip to wing tip’ has been reduced from 23 to 19 nautical miles (nm), enabling greater flexibility in how available airspace capacity is used. It follows the reduction in the minimum safe ‘nose to tail’ separation between aircraft from 40nm to 14nm in March and represents another step towards the end of the traditional system of rigid…

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What Can ADS-B Offer The Business Aviation Sector?

10/15/2019

Despite concerns over meeting deadlines, ADS-B offers business aviation companies opportunities to improve safety and processes. Space-based ADS-B Out enables suitably equipped aircraft to broadcast their position via a datalink to a ground station. The aircraft determines its position using global positioning system (GPS) satellites and then uses a transmitter to communicate that position at short intervals to ground stations. Read Full Article

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North Atlantic Aireon Trials: Six Months In

10/08/2019

It’s now been six months since NATS and NAV CANADA introduced Aireon’s space-based ADS-B service over the world’s busiest oceanic airspace, the North Atlantic. For those that might not have been following developments, at the end of March we started a trial introduction of satellite-based ADS-B surveillance to manage air traffic over the North Atlantic, where we serve over 500,00 flights a year. Read the full NATS blog 

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