InFlight Labs to support airline GADSS needs

March 23, 2018 0

InFlight Labs have developed Smart ADT, an industry-first GADSS (Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System) compliant avionics interface which works with the aircraft’s communication system to trigger real-time tracking of an aircraft during and abnormal event. Smart ADT (Autonomous […]


Airbus debuts new fixed, deployable recorders

June 23, 2017 0

Airbus is to implement new fixed and deployable flight recorders for Airbus’ aircraft programmes, in collaboration with L3 Technologies. The new devices will come in two versions: a fixed crash-protected Cockpit Voice and Data Recorder […]


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 […]


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 […]


ICAO urged to delay 15-min tracking mandate

September 21, 2015 0

UN aviation agency ICAO is being urged to put on hold a new 15-minute aircraft tracking standard tabled after Malaysia Airlines MH370 went missing in March 2014. In the wake of the MH370 tragedy, ICAO […]


States back tracking performance standard

February 4, 2015 0

Member states of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have backed a new 15-minute aircraft tracking standard, during discussions among the over 850 participants to the UN aviation body’s 2015 high level safety conference. What […]


Global Aircraft Tracking: The Issues

January 6, 2015 0

The growing frustration with the speed of industry efforts to implement better aircraft tracking is understandable. 2014 will go down as the year that threw the spotlight on the industry’s weak spot: how to locate […]