Aireon Navigates Early Hurdles To Oceanic Free Flight

Credit: Aireon
In a god’s-eye view of 24 hr. of air traffic tracks over the North Atlantic on April 21 (see grahic), a look available for the first time through the first eight Aireon satellite payloads that came to life this spring, there are columns of diamond shapes, outlines of “dead zones” with no tracks...

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