Why Will Space-Based ADS-B Be So Important?

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is now an everyday term and a familiar technology across the world. As mandated equipage dates edge closer, operators are experiencing the advantages of ADS-B, via Air Traffic Control’s (ATC) ability to monitor and direct air traffic within areas previously not covered by traditional radar.

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How Satellite-Based Aircraft Tracking Will Revolutionize Flying

On March 13, the United States and Canada both grounded the Boeing 737 MAX, among the last countries to make the move to ban the aircraft from their airspace. The decision was made, in part, from detailed “new data” outlining the final flight paths of Lion Air 610 and Ethiopian Airlines 302 that had been made available just hours before to Transport Canada and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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New Global Flight-Tracking System Could Prevent another MH370 Disappearance Mystery

A new technology may be the solution to preventing another Malaysian Airlines flight 370 disappearance from ever happening again. On Tuesday, Aireon, a Virginia-based global satellite tracking company, unveiled a fully operational global GPS flight tracking system that increases coverage from 30% to 100%. The system will allow for real-time tracking updates to some of the most remote places on the globe. The system is now live in Canada and the UK to manage air traffic across the North Atlantic. Read Full Article

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