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How to Benefit From Space-Based ADS-B


The world’s air-traffic surveillance standard technology will undergo a sea-change come 2020 as most of the world’s industrial countries complete their changeover to air traffic management using Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), replacing radar.

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Qatar Airways Becomes First Airline to Launch GlobalBeacon


DOHA, Qatar – November 5, 2018 – Qatar Airways is proud to be the launch customer of GlobalBeacon, a key product solution created by FlightAware®and Aireon that provides the airline with global, real-time flight tracking.

In September 2016, Qatar Airways announced that it would be the first airline to adopt this innovative technology that would feed directly into its Integrated Operations Centre. Two years later, Qatar Airways, in partnership with Aireon and FlightAware, has announced that GlobalBeaconSM is now live and ready to provide the airline with global flight tracking, ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommended timeline.

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