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AAI Completes Trials for Aircraft Surveillance Tech

India will soon make further forays into space-based technologies through an application for surveillance and safety by providing automatic and constant updates of aircraft location while flying over oceanic regions. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has successfully completed backup trials with the space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), used in all aircraft, technology that allows an aircraft to automatically send its location updates via satellites to air traffic controllers. Read Full Feature 

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FAA Takes Steps Toward Space-Based ADS-B To Track Aircraft

WASHINGTON—FAA is considering expanding its use of space-based surveillance to track aircraft and maintain separations in oceanic airspace beyond an operational trial slated to begin in the Caribbean region in March 2020. The agency is developing a one-to-three-year roadmap “to expand our use of this promising technology,” FAA deputy administrator Dan Elwell informed the NextGen Advisory Committee Dec. 12. Read Full Article

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