A new era in air traffic control takes off
A new era in air traffic surveillance has become reality with the first fitment mandate for Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) technology coming into effect today for all Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) aircraft flying at or above 29 000 feet in Australia’s airspace.
ADS-B is a satellite-based technology enabling aircraft to be accurately tracked by air traffic controllers and other pilots without the need for conventional radar.
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12-12-2013 - A new era in air traffic surveillance has become reality with the first fitment mandate for Automatic Dependant Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) technology coming into effect today for all Instrument Flight Rule (IFR) aircraft flying at or... Read More »