WATM: Iris deliver i4D comms vision

March 15, 2016 0

World ATM Congress, 2016 SESAR members together with partners and the European Space Agency’s Iris Precursor have carried out a joint flight trial, successfully demonstrating that existing satellite technology systems are a viable option for […]


First Mover

November 26, 2015 0

Does Aireon’s pioneering space-based ADS-B technology create a problem for UN aviation agency ICAO? The green light signalled by the World Radiocommunication Conference to protect the 1090 MHz spectrum up to satellite altitude could well […]


Flight tracking equipage gaps – ADS-B or C?

November 11, 2015 0

Philip Clinch argues that the ITU approval of rules to expand up to satellite altitude the protection of the 1090 MHz spectrum used by aircraft transponders for ADS-Broadcast has reminded everybody of the ICAO process […]


Off Track?

November 10, 2015 0

August is historically a quiet month for meetings. Not so at global aviation’s sovereign body ICAO where a summer of furious activity sadly yielded negligible results on developing global flight tracking standards. The dog days […]


ICAO documenting progress on flight tracking

September 23, 2015 0

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has launched a new centralised online information area for aircraft tracking developments. The new aircraft tracking information area, available on the ICAO website, provides a detailed timeline and all […]


Inmarsat triumphs in oceanic flight tracking trials

September 10, 2015 0

UK satellite business Inmarsat has finalised an important safety evaluation alongside Airservices Australia. The evaluation assessed improved flight tracking services on commercial airline flights operated by Qantas Airways and Virgin Australia to and from Australia […]


Pacific receives ADS-C tracking boost

August 24, 2015 0

Australian, New  Zealand and US air traffic controllers have now been using existing Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Contract (ADS-C) technology to track aircraft across the Pacific Ocean every 14 minutes, more than halving the previous tracking interval […]


Avinor implements new North Atlantic system

July 2, 2015 0

Norway’s Avinor has deployed a new air traffic management system to handle increasing en route traffic in the North Atlantic. Avinor has experienced a strong growth in en-route traffic, both in Norwegian airspace and in […]


Australia proves 14-min tracking concept

June 19, 2015 0

Australia has become one of the first countries in the world to comply with an international requirement to more closely track all suitably equipped flights in its oceanic airspace following the expansion of a trial […]


SwiftBroadband Safety makes maiden flight

June 16, 2015 0

Hawaiian Airlines has become the first commercial airline to fly with UK satellite business Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety service on its Boeing 767-300 fleet, after the Supplemental Type Certificate for the service was awarded. The SwiftBroadband-based […]