Although the benefits will not be available right away, the recent launch of Iridium’s eighth and final batch of second-generation Iridium Next satellites portends a new era of global tracking and communications capabilities for commercial aviation. After the Iridium Next constellation of 66 cross-linked, low-Earth-orbit satellites is tested and operational, the Aireon joint venture of Iridium and five air navigation service providers (ANSP) will start operational trials of its ...


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