ACSS said it was selected by Air Berlin "to launch a collaborative program to implement and certify its SafeRoute Merging & Spacing function in the European airspace." ACSS is a joint venture between L-3 Communications and Thales. SafeRoute uses ADS-B to improve situational awareness and enhance an aircraft's operating efficiency during takeoff, flight, approach, landing and taxi, according to ACSS. The Merging & Spacing Function "makes flying more efficient by providing the pilot ...

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