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Aireon, NATS and NAV CANADA win CANSO Award of Excellence in ATM 2019

The Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) has announced that the winner of the inaugural CANSO Award of Excellence in ATM 2019 is Aireon, NATS and NAV CANADA for their joint project to deploy space-based ADS-B in the North Atlantic. CANSO Members voted for the winner following presentations by the six shortlisted nominees at the CANSO Global ATM Summit in Geneva on 18 June. Read Full Press Release 

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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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Satellite Plane-Tracking Goes Global

The US firm Aireon says its new satellite surveillance network is now fully live and being trialled over the North Atlantic.The system employs a constellation of 66 spacecraft, which monitor the situational messages pumped out by aircraft transponders.

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