NEWS & UPDATES

Operational Trail of Aireon Service Shows Potential for Big Benefits

At the end of March, together with NAV CANADA, we started trial use of Aireon’s satellite based ADS-B system to track aircraft flying through the world’s busiest piece of oceanic airspace – the North Atlantic. That has allowed us to progress from the traditional, procedural form of control where aircraft reported their position every 14 minutes, to one which is virtually real-time, with track updates every few seconds. That transformation means we’ve been able to begin reducing aircraft separations and for airlines to begin flying at the speed that best…

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Setting the Standard: The Collaborative Approach to Unlocking the Potential of Space-Based ADS-B

NAV CANADA recently celebrated the successful launch of air traffic control services using Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). For the first time in the history of aviation, air traffic controllers can now receive complete, real-time air traffic position data of all ADS-B-equipped aircraft in airspace that was not previously covered by ground-based surveillance.

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