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Space-Based ADS-B Surveillance Improves Trips Over the North Atlantic

01/06/2020

The successful collaboration of Aireon, NATS and NAV CANADA ushers in a new era of safety, predictability and efficiency within the North Atlantic, the world’s busiest oceanic airspace. With the deployment of Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) system, NAV CANADA and NATS are setting the standard for implementation around the world. Read Full NAV CANADA Blog Post 

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FAA Takes Steps Toward Space-Based ADS-B To Track Aircraft

12/13/2019

WASHINGTON—FAA is considering expanding its use of space-based surveillance to track aircraft and maintain separations in oceanic airspace beyond an operational trial slated to begin in the Caribbean region in March 2020. The agency is developing a one-to-three-year roadmap “to expand our use of this promising technology,” FAA deputy administrator Dan Elwell informed the NextGen Advisory Committee Dec. 12. Read Full Article

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Northern Virginia-Based Surveillance Firm Picks Up Airplane Signals to Save Time and Fuel Over Atlantic

12/10/2019

The airplane tracking data beams down to Northern Virginia from a network of 66 satellites, first to Leesburg, then Herndon, then to air traffic controllers around the world. Seeking to solve a conundrum of modern flight, global aviation authorities have begun using the satellite data to allow planes to fly closer to one another over the Atlantic and other remote regions. Read Full Article 

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