Aireon to offer free aircraft tracking service from 2019

Credit: IAA
Satellite-based surveillance system developer Aireon and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have started pre-registration for the Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service—a means of providing the last known position of an aircraft in distress. The parties expect the free...
Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and unmanned aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.

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