Why Will Space-Based ADS-B Be So Important?

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is now an everyday term and a familiar technology across the world. As mandated equipage dates edge closer, operators are experiencing the advantages of ADS-B, via Air Traffic Control’s (ATC) ability to monitor and direct air traffic within areas previously not covered by traditional radar.

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Aireon’s Space-Based System ADS-B Goes Live

Aireon’s space-based ADS-B air traffic management system is now fully operational and in trial use over the North Atlantic, the company announced this morning. The system can track all ADS-B equipped aircraft worldwide in real time, Aerion said, adding the announcement ushers in a new era of safety. “Our air transportation system has operated with a safe but less-than-efficient system in the 70 percent of the world that does not have real-time surveillance,” said Aireon CEO Don Thoma. “With the launch of our space-based ADS-B service, Aireon now provides a real-time solution…

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