Satellite links to optimise European airspace

Satellite links to optimise European airspace
 

The European Space Agency and London's Inmarsat company are moving to the next phase of their project to improve the efficiency of European airspace.
The pair's Iris programme would see air traffic controllers route planes via robust and secure satellite data links.
At the moment, this management involves VHF radio voice messages - a system that will soon likely reach capacity.
Additional technologies are therefore needed to cope with the expected growth in air traffic over the coming decades.
Passenger demand is currently increasing by more than 5% a year globally with the European market... read more

 
6 March 2018 in Science &Technology, Views: 40
Source: BBC
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