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AAI Completes Trials for Aircraft Surveillance Tech

India will soon make further forays into space-based technologies through an application for surveillance and safety by providing automatic and constant updates of aircraft location while flying over oceanic regions. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has successfully completed backup trials with the space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), used in all aircraft, technology that allows an aircraft to automatically send its location updates via satellites to air traffic controllers. Read Full Feature 

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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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The Decade of Space-Based ADS-B

For years, we’ve talked about how big data and technology are transforming the nature of every industry, from manufacturing to logistics and energy. The depth of real-time and historical data has completely disrupted these sectors. Yet, amid all of these conversations, an industry we routinely think of as being the most technologically advanced has significantly lagged behind in one critical regard…

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