The Single European Sky ATM Research Deployment Manager (SESAR DM) and the European Space Agency (ESA) signed a memorandum of cooperation July 19, marking the start of a formal collaboration on a new satellite-based communications capability for aviation. A “special focus” of the agreement the parties signed in Brussels will be the use of Inmarsat satellites and new Iris data link to support controller-pilot data link communications and 4D trajectory management. Based on ...

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