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Aireon and Avinor Air Navigation Services Announce Utilization of Space-Based ADS-B for Helicopter Surveillance in the North Sea

02/23/2021

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA – February 23rd 2021 – Aireon LLC (Aireon) and Avinor Air Navigation Services (Avinor) announce that an agreement has been reached to deploy space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) to monitor helicopter operations in the Bodo Oceanic Flight Information Region (FIR) and adjacent relevant airspace. The area spans the Norwegian Basin and Barents Sea and the data provided for surveillance will focus specifically on ground-level helicopter movements through flight level 100. Avinor is a wholly owned, state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is…

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Isavia ANS Announces Successful Deployment of Aireon’s Space-Based ADS-B System in Busy North Atlantic Corridor

02/17/2021

REYKJAVÍK, ICELAND/MCLEAN, VIRGINIA – February 17, 2021 – Isavia ANS, Iceland’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), announced today that it has successfully implemented Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system in their 5.4 million square kilometers of controlled airspace, making it one of the largest deployments to-date. Isavia ANS provides air navigation services that span the North Pole to Scotland, and from the Greenwich Meridian in the east to west of Greenland. Aireon’s system extends Isavia’s current ground-based air traffic surveillance framework, focusing on enhancing real-time air traffic surveillance in…

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Fly Like The Wind: Pilots Are About to Cross Atlantic in a Whole New Way

02/08/2021

Before 2020, the North Atlantic was one of the busiest airspaces in the world. Every day more than 1,300 flights would cross the pond on their journey between North America and Europe. Despite the large volume of traffic, due to the remoteness of the open water, flights were not covered by radar like they are over land. To ensure that flights remained safely separated, aircraft would fly prescribed tracks, like motorway lanes in the sky — called the organized track structure (OTS). However, these routes were not always the most…

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Scrapping the North Atlantic Tracks Thanks to Aireon Space-Based ADS-B

02/04/2021

Just a few months ago air traffic controllers were able to shrink the spacing between aircraft flying on the Organized Track Structure routes across the North Atlantic Ocean. Now those same controllers are considering scrapping the tracks completely, ending a decades-long practice of aircraft management in favor of more efficient routings. Read Full Article

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