The FAA next year will begin a phased evaluation of satellite-aided surveillance of aircraft flying over oceanic spaces, including use of the Aireon space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) system scheduled to begin operating in 2019. Speaking at the Air Traffic Control Association annual meeting Oct. 1, acting FAA administrator Dan Elwell said the agency “is working toward a funding decision” that would supplement ground-based ADS-B in the US ...

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