Space-Based ADS-B progress update

Thanks to John Croft (@AvWeekJC) for an excellent status update on Aireon’s progress in validating and preparing their space-based ADS-B service. This service is a great example of how digital disruption is changing the aviation industry. We are proud to work with Aireon to prepare Thales ANS.
Thales Group - Aircraft traffic data
Aircraft tracking data (blue lines) from eight Aireon payloads in one orbital plane over a 24-hr. period reveal “dead zones” (diamond shapes) in the North Atlantic, a byproduct of inefficient routing caused by a lack of surveillance.
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