Satellite-based surveillance system developer Aireon and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) have started pre-registration for the Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service—a means of providing the last known position of an aircraft in distress. The parties expect the free Aireon ALERT service, managed from the IAA’s North Atlantic Communications Center in Ballygirreen, Ireland, will begin operating early next year. They announced the opening of ...

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