New satellite-based service could fill global air traffic surveillance gaps
Every day, hundreds of aircraft traverse the world's busiest oceanic airspace over the North Atlantic, spending most of their journey out of range of existing surveillance technology. A planned global satellite-based service could change that, bringing the advantages of air traffic control to this vital corridor as well as to other areas lacking surveillance coverage. Iridium Communications and Nav Canada are jointly establishing a service called Aireon that will vastly expand the scope ...
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