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India Optimizes Airspace with ADS-B Deployment

Airports Authority of India (AAI), which controls the third-largest airspace area in the world, is the first in South Asia to successfully deploy Aireon’s satellite-based ADS-B air traffic surveillance system. During trials completed in the past 18 months, the government-backed group successfully tested Aireon’s ADS-B Out service across the Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata oceanic airspace. Before the deployment of the Aireon system, controllers typically kept aircraft at inefficient flight levels because of the high traffic volumes and lack of radar coverage. This resulted in more fuel burned and thus higher costs…

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India’s Oceanic Airspace Gets an Eye in the Sky for Air Traffic Surveillance

India’s oceanic airspace has got an additional layer of air traffic surveillance that will allow aircraft to fly at economic flight levels in terms of fuel burn.  The Airports Authority of India (AAI) last week deployed Aireon’s space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) air traffic surveillance system deployed across Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata’s oceanic airspaces. This will provide an additional layer of surveillance, backing up the existing ground-based network. Read Full Article 

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Airports Authority of India goes Live with Aireon System, Providing the Highest Safety Standards for Air Travel in the Region

New Delhi – 29 January 2021 – Airports Authority of India (AAI) has announced today that Aireon’s space-based ADS-B air traffic surveillance system is successfully being utilized across Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata’s oceanic airspaces, just 18 months after signing a contract to implement the service. As the third largest airspace in the world, AAI is making significant strides towards enhancing safety and efficiency across their ever-growing, highly trafficked area. AAI’s deployment of space-based ADS-B now provides an additional layer of surveillance, backing up the existing ground-based network. With a vast…

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Satellite Tracking Lets Plane Catch a Ride on the Jet Stream

Flights between London and New York should coast on the jet stream to cut journey times and emissions, a study has suggested. Academics at the University of Reading argued that cutting-edge satellite data will allow each plane to prioritise the fastest route to cut carbon emissions and journey times. Analysis of 35,000 transatlantic flights taken between December 2019 and February 2020 found that they could have used up to 16 percent less fuel if they had made a better use of the air currents and cut journey times by eight…

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