Iridium Communications and NAV Canada on Tuesday announced a planned joint venture to build a space-based air traffic tracking system that the companies said will cover the entire planet, including oceans and remote regions. Financial details of the JV, called Aireon, were not revealed at a press conference in Washington DC. But Iridium and NAV Canada did outline the JV’s plans, which call for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receivers to be built into each of the 66 ...

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