Qatar Airways Becomes First Airline to Launch GlobalBeacon

All Qatar Airways flights will now benefit from real-time tracking, further enhancing passenger safety. The introduction of GlobalBeacon ahead of the ICAO 2018 flight tracking recommended timeline.

DOHA, Qatar – November 5, 2018 – Qatar Airways is proud to be the launch customer of GlobalBeacon, a key product solution created by FlightAware®and Aireon that provides the airline with global, real-time flight tracking.

In September 2016, Qatar Airways announced that it would be the first airline to adopt this innovative technology that would feed directly into its Integrated Operations Centre. Two years later, Qatar Airways, in partnership with Aireon and FlightAware, has announced that GlobalBeaconSM is now live and ready to provide the airline with global flight tracking, ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommended timeline.

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