Space-based surveillance provider Aireon has activated its Aircraft Location and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service to provide on request the last known position of any transponder-equipped aircraft in distress. Managed by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), an Aireon joint venture partner, the ALERT service uses the company’s network of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receivers carried by Iridium Next satellites to locate transponder-equipped aircraft ...

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