Do you want to access to this and other private contents?
Log in if you are a subscriber or click here to request service
Aircraft and technology: Iridium Communications plans GPS technology to monitor airliners
McLean, USA - "It will supply more complete and continuous flight information than radar"
Iridium Communications Inc plans to install devices on its next generation of commercial satellite. These devices will continuously monitor airliners and business jets on trans-Atlantic routes. This could be an important step toward eventually replacing radar-based air traffic control with GPS technology. The satellite technology would supply more complete and continuous flight information to air...
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency