Increasing operational flexibility in the North Atlantic
Since December 2015, some aircraft tracks over the North Atlantic (NAT) Region have been spaced closer together as part of a project to increase airspace capacity, cut fuel burn and reduce carbon emissions. The project – called Reduced Lateral Separation Minimum or RLatSM – is an ICAO initiative being jointly introduced by NAV CANADA and NATS, the UK air traffic services provider.Read More
Success! SpaceX launches second batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites with Aireon payload
On June 25 2017, a SpaceX rocket carrying 10 Iridium NEXT satellites launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Onboard these satellites is a payload that will have a tremendous impact on the entire aviation industry: the Aireon space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast payloads.
Aireon: Making space-based ADS-B a reality
On January 14, 2017, at 9:54 a.m. Pacific Time, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast. The SpaceX rocket carried with it a record-sized delivery that included the first 10 Iridium® NEXT satellites hosting Aireon’s Automated Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology.