Principals of the Aireon joint venture on April 2 formally announced the launch of the company’s satellite-based air traffic control (ATC) surveillance system, a capability that for the first time provides a means of continuously tracking aircraft over oceans and remote regions of the world. “It’s a live, fully tested, validated and fully operational system,” Aireon CEO Don Thoma told a press briefing in Washington DC. During the briefing, Thoma also elaborated on ...

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