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Papua New Guinea Using Aireon Data for Reduced Separation

Utilizing Aireon LLC’s (Aireon) space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data services, Papua New Guinea’s National Air Navigation Services Provider (ANSP), NiuSky Pacific Limited (NSPL), is achieving unparalleled operational efficiencies for its airspace through reduced surveillance-based separation standards. NSPL, which has been operational with Aireon data since 2020, is now using space-based ADS-B in the application of a surveillance-based separation standard of 20 nautical miles (NM), which has facilitated the application of flexible routing throughout the airspace and the application of less-restrictive separation. Aireon’s space-based ADS-B services are particularly critical for the…

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Flight Plan Errors Could be Costly

More than one-third of pilots are not filing IFR flight plans correctly when it comes to entering their aircraft’s ADS-B equipment information, the FAA has told AOPA. One field is completed incorrectly on 35 percent of flights. In certain airspace, incorrectly filed ADS-B capability could result in a significant change to either the route of flight or the requested altitude. “Incorrect or missing information on a flight plan can affect the ability of ATC automation systems to correctly indicate whether the aircraft is ADS-B equipped—this is for the controller, not…

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What Can ADS-B Offer The Business Aviation Sector?

Despite concerns over meeting deadlines, ADS-B offers business aviation companies opportunities to improve safety and processes. Space-based ADS-B Out enables suitably equipped aircraft to broadcast their position via a datalink to a ground station. The aircraft determines its position using global positioning system (GPS) satellites and then uses a transmitter to communicate that position at short intervals to ground stations. Read Full Article

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