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FAA Takes Steps Toward Space-Based ADS-B To Track Aircraft

WASHINGTON—FAA is considering expanding its use of space-based surveillance to track aircraft and maintain separations in oceanic airspace beyond an operational trial slated to begin in the Caribbean region in March 2020. The agency is developing a one-to-three-year roadmap “to expand our use of this promising technology,” FAA deputy administrator Dan Elwell informed the NextGen Advisory Committee Dec. 12. Read Full Article

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2019 Predictions: The Year to Expect More of Flight Tracking and ADS-B

In recent years, flight tracking has been modernized. Traditionally, flight tracking over oceans, deserts, and other remote regions required hardware to be installed on aircraft along with a datalink subscription. New modernized global flight tracking leverages space-based ADS-B, enhancing flight tracking capabilities and allowing for operators to meet recent GADSS recommendations.

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