NEWS & UPDATES

Bangkok Airways Selects GlobalBeacon as GADSS Solution

Through GlobalBeacon, FlightAware® will Deliver Cost-Effective Aircraft Monitoring that Exceeds GADSS Requirements.

HOUSTON, April 18, 2018 (PRNewswire) — Bangkok Airways will deploy GlobalBeaconSM to improve passenger safety as part of The International Civil Aviation Authority’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) concept of operations. Under GADSS, which will be applicable starting on November 8th of this year, aircraft operators will be expected to track their aircraft during normal operations at a frequency of one position every 15 minutes. By January 2021, they will need to automatically receive once-per-minute positions for aircraft in distress.

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Iridium Announces Target Launch Date for the Iridium-6/GRACE-FO Mission

Unique "Rideshare" Mission will Deploy Two Sets of Satellites in Two Separate Orbits

MCLEAN, Va., April 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) announced today that the Iridium-6/GRACE-FO rideshare mission, the sixth Iridium® NEXT launch overall, has been targeted for launch by SpaceX from Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB) in California for May 19, 2018 at approximately 1:03 PM PDT (20:03 UTC).

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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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