April 22, 2014

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Decoded: A look at product solutions

by Woodrow Bellamy and Chelsea Bryan

One core airspace modernization technology, Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), is a top priority in worldwide mandates with upgrade deadlines fast approaching for Europe and the United States. As a technology that will revolutionize routing, safety and position awareness, ADS-B will bring pilots pinpointed aircraft position in non-radar airspace, new flight plan options and re-routes that can save hundreds of miles and fuel costs, lower aircraft separation distances, free traffic and...

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