The Asia/Pacific region is pioneering the large-scale deployment of automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), a technology that promises to replace the traditional secondary surveillance radars (SSR) which are commonly used to track en-route air traffic and supplement the information provided by primary radars in terminal areas.
Appropriately enough, the .aero Worldwide Web domain is sponsoring the Internet café here at EBACE. The Internet’s first industry-specific domain is growing in popularity among aviation companies wanting to set themselves apart from all the dot-coms, dot-nets and dot-orgs on the information super highway.
Airservices Australia CEO Greg Russell made the trip to Maastricht to sign a partnership agreement with Francesco Violante, his counterpart at datalink service provider SITA, that will see the two organizations jointly support a trial in Indonesian airspace of an ADS-B network that could be a prelude to a proposed southeast Asia-wide surveillance net.
When it comes to the market for business aircraft datalink messaging services, three companies have settled into sharing and competing for most of the available business. Honeywell’s service is provided by its Global Data Center in Redmond, Wash., while Arinc Direct operates from Arinc’s headquarters in Annapolis, Md.
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