Aviation data-network service provider SITA will modify its ground servers so airlines can request position reports from aircraft via a system already used to communicate with air traffic control (ATC). Nearly 80% of long-haul oceanic aircraft routes are already equipped for automatic dependent surveillance – contract (ADS-C) as part of the future air navigation system (FANS). ADS-C allows ATC to establish a "contract" with an aircraft to provide position reports at pre-set ...


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