Category Archives: Surveillance

EU adopts new rules on aircraft tracking

The European Commission has adopted new rules for flight recorders, underwater locating devices and aircraft tracking systems, addressing the issues raised by the accident of … More ››

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NAV CANADA launches major radar renewal

NAV CANADA is embarking on a multi-year project to upgrade Terminal Surveillance Radar (TSR) at 12 sites. The project will be phased in starting with … More ››

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ROMATSA deploys DFS interrogator conflict tech

Romania’s ROMATSA has put the Mode S Interrogator Code Conflict Alerter (MICCA) into operation. The application was developed by the German air navigation service provider … More ››

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South Africa’s ATNS to deploy Aireon

Aireon, developer of the world’s first space-based global air traffic surveillance system, has signed a data services agreement with Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), … More ››

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MPAR field tests herald commercial promise

M/A-COM Technology Solutions and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory, have completed successful field tests of Multifunction Phased Array Radar technology (MPAR). The … More ››

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SES Techcom to challenge Aireon solution?

The European developer of a space-based aircraft tracking solution is planning a dedicated ADS-B solution for the industry, employing a multi-constellation approach. SES Techcom Services … More ››

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First Mover

Does Aireon’s pioneering space-based ADS-B technology create a problem for UN aviation agency ICAO? The green light signalled by the World Radiocommunication Conference to protect … More ››

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Taking control

Gerhard Bethscheider, managing director of SES Techcom Services, outlines the development of a dedicated space-based European ADS-B solution. As worldwide commercial air travel continues to … More ››

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Making Space

News that the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva has allocated a radiofrequency spectrum specifically for global flight tracking now places ICAO under even greater pressure … More ››

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Radio spectrum win for global flight tracking

Agreement has been reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva on the allocation of radiofrequency spectrum for global flight tracking in civil aviation. The … More ››

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