Nav Canada began space-based tracking of aircraft flying in the eastern part of its Edmonton flight information region (FIR) March 25, marking the first operational use of the Aireon surveillance system carried by new Iridium Next satellites. The Aireon system consists of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) receivers carried as “hosted” payloads on the second-generation satellites. Aireon received control of its final ADS-B payloads in early February following ...

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