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Irish Authority Evolves as Europe’s ‘Getaway’

04/24/2019

A time line from the past to the future runs through the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) North Atlantic Communications Center at Ballygirreen, a townland on the Shannon Estuary in western Ireland.  Originally known as Shannon Aeradio, the station dates to 1936, when a transmitter hut, a receiver hut and a short-wave radio direction-finding hut were built to provide communications by Morse code with flying boats crossing the North Atlantic Ocean between Ireland and Newfoundland, Canada.

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How Satellite-Based Aircraft Tracking Will Revolutionize Flying

04/19/2019

On March 13, the United States and Canada both grounded the Boeing 737 MAX, among the last countries to make the move to ban the aircraft from their airspace. The decision was made, in part, from detailed “new data” outlining the final flight paths of Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Airlines 302 that had been made available just hours before to Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Setting the Standard: The Collaborative Approach to Unlocking the Potential of Space-Based ADS-B

04/16/2019

NAV CANADA recently celebrated the successful launch of air traffic control services using Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). For the first time in the history of aviation, air traffic controllers can now receive complete, real-time air traffic position data of all ADS-B-equipped aircraft in airspace that was not previously covered by ground-based surveillance.

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