Canadian air navigation services provider (ANSP) NAV Canada has signed an agreement to acquire up to a controlling interest in Aireon, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Iridium Communications, creating a joint venture that will provide satellite-based aircraft tracking anywhere in the world. The Aireon JV, announced in June (ATW Daily News, June 19), will use Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Extended Squitter receivers installed as an additional payload on each of the 66 ...

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