For the first time in history, we can surveil all ADS-B-equipped aircraft anywhere on Earth...
April 5, 2019 - by Steve Drinkwater for copanational.org
"For the first time in history, we can surveil all ADS-B-equipped aircraft anywhere on Earth," said Aireon CEO Don Thoma. "Our air transportation system has operated with a safe but less than efficient system in the 70 percent of the world that does not have real-time surveillance.
With the launch of our space-based ADS-B service, Aireon now provides a real-time solution to that challenge—one that will radically optimize flight safety and efficiency.
The aviation industry has now joined the rest of the 21st century where real-time connectivity is relied upon for doing business."