Tag Archives: International Civil Aviation Organization

Iridium Satellites Host Aireon’s Space-Based Air Traffic Surveillance Tech

Iridium Communications‘ fifth set of NEXT satellites that launched Friday includes Aireon-built global air traffic surveillance technology payloads. Aireon said Friday its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system is designed to provide aircraft tracking coverage with a 15-minute update interval and help airlines test aircraft tracking systems via space-based ADS-B. The International Civil Aviation …

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Rockwell Collins Installs Avionics System on French Air Force C-130H Aircraft

Rockwell Collins has integrated a new avionics system for the French air force’s C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft as part of a modernization contract from France’s defense procurement agency. The company said Monday that the Flight2 avionics system offers communications, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management capacities that comply with …

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Inmarsat Picks Satcom Direct as Global Aviation Broadband Service Distribution Partner; Frederik van Essen Comments

Inmarsat has selected Satcom Direct to serve as a worldwide distribution partner for the former’s broadband connectivity service intended for aircraft and cockpit operations. Satcom Direct will provide the business aviation market with Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband-Safety service under a memorandum of understanding, Inmarsat said Monday. The SwiftBroadband-Safety service is an internet …

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Gemalto to Supply Electronic ID, Residence Permit Cards to Norway; Frederic Trojani Comments

Gemalto will supply electronic identification cards, residence permit cards and electronic passports to Norway under a new contract with the nation’s national police directorate. The company will provide its Allynis Issuance and Coesys Case Management system to help prospective Norwegian citizens through the process of applying for the Sealys eID cards and ePassports …

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ITU 2015 Conference Allocates Frequency Band to Track Aircraft; Houlin Zhao Comments

Delegates at the International Telecommunication Union’s 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva have allocated the 1087.7-1092.3 megahertz frequency band to track aircraft worldwide. ITU said Wednesday the agreement over the radiofrequency spectrum allocation is in response to the March 2014 disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. “In reaching this agreement at …

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Inmarsat Proposes Free Aircraft Tracking Service to Int’l Civil Aviation Org; Rupert Pearce Comments

Inmarsat has offered to provide a free global airline tracking service for all commercial passenger aircraft in a proposal to the International Civil Aviation Organization ahead of an aircraft tracking conference in Montreal scheduled for Monday. “We welcome and strongly support ICAO’s decision to place the delivery of next-generation aviation safety services …

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FAA Buys Thales Navigation Aids for National Airspace System; Tony Lo Brutto Comments

The Federal Aviation Administration has purchased five Thales-built navigational aids for the U.S. National Airspace System under a five-year contract between the agency and company. “As the FAA transitions to NextGen, Thales will continue to help support and modernize the FAA’s inventory of navigational aids,” Tony Lo Brutto, vice president of Thales’ U.S. air traffic …

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Lillian Ryals: MITRE, Air Navigation Org Offer Aviation System Framework Training

MITRE Corp. and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation have launched a training program for air navigation service providers, civil aviation authorities and industry partners on the implementation of the Aviation System Block Upgrades framework, both organizations said Monday. Jeff Poole, CANSO director general, said training on the International Civil Aviation Organization’s ASBU methodology is …

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The Complicated and Expensive World of Aviation Safety Meets International Scale as SkyLink Launches Compliance and Auditing Business

As an aviation services provider that rapidly deploys to austere and remote locations and operates under tight deadlines and great duress, SkyLink Aviation needs to stay at the forefront of aviation safety. “Aviation is an exacting science,” SkyLink CEO Dave Dacquino told ExecutiveBiz. “We fly in very unforgiving environments, so …

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