Aireon, A More Efficient Airline Tracker, Debuts Over N. Atlantic

A satellite-based air traffic surveillance system that went live this month over the North Atlantic will track the position of planes every eight seconds, which analysts, air traffic control entities and the company that developed the system say is likely to be transformational for passenger aviation. 

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UK and Canada Launch Satellite-Based Aircraft Tracking System

A satellite air traffic surveillance system capable of tracking aircraft anywhere around the planet has been launched. The system, which will start tracking planes over the north Atlantic, has been developed to fill the holes in radar coverage – some 70% of global airspace – that became apparent in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. UK and Canadian air traffic control services will be the first to trial the system. “For the first time in history, we can surveil all ADS-B-equipped aircraft anywhere on earth,” said Don Thoma, chief…

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