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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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Aireon System Goes Live – Trial Operations Begin Over the North Atlantic Marking New Chapter in Aviation History

For the first time, air traffic controllers now have real-time data on the position of planes anywhere in the world, including previously un-surveilled airspace

Effective today, Aireon, the first ever real-time, global air traffic surveillance system, is fully operational and in trial use over the North Atlantic. This announcement marks a historic milestone for the aviation industry— ushering in a new era of safety and efficiency that will revolutionize the way people fly.

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