Largest Navigation Change Since Radar...
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July 27, 2018 - By Bjorn Fehrm for Leeham News
Last week we discussed new air navigation procedures which can benefit from the universal adoption of ADS-B.
Now we shall discuss some other needed developments for air navigation. The complement, and long-term replacement, of radio traffic with text messages.
Communication with text messages instead of radio
If we talk to someone on the phone and exchange important facts, we often say: "Send me an SMS/mail with the information so we get it right".
In air navigation every radio exchange between Pilot and Air Traffic Control (ATC) is critical. If something is wrongly heard or interpreted it can cause an air collision or a crash.
It would be a considerable safety improvement if the messages..