Space-based ADS-B developer Aireon said three separate flight tests involving the data-collecting technology were conducted by NAV Canada, FAA and private vendor Polaris Flight Systems in March, demonstrating the system’s inflight messaging and receiving capability as comparable to ground-based receivers. Aireon plans its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) system to be operational in 2018. The company is a joint venture between US-based satellite provider Iridium ...

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