Australia’s air navigation service provider Airservices has signed an agreement with global, space-based air traffic surveillance system provider Aireon to create a platform for tracking aircraft using space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) by 2018. The use of a space-based system will enable Airservices to track ADS-B equipped aircraft around the globe in real-time via satellite, reducing ground infrastructure costs, costs to airlines and improving airspace ...

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