Peter Anders, Certification Manager for Avionics at Airbus GmbH in Germany discussed in this interview with EASA's On Air about the latest developments in this industry.
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Recent events have demonstrated the need for a more robust tracking capability for aircraft in distress.The AF447 and MH370 accidents demonstrated to ICAO that a need existed for an enhanced capability to track the position of aircraft in remote areas, especially since worldwide air travel is predicted to double within the next 20 years.
Download the report "Automated Distress Tracking for Air Carrier Aircraft: New ICAO Requirements" here.
Henk Hof, Head of the ICAO and Concept Unit and Chairman of the ICAO GADSS Advisory Group Eurocontrol in Germany discussed in this interview with Tranport IQ about the latest developments in this industry.
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To address the need for operators to be able to accurately follow flights in oceanic and remote continental areas, ICAO has adopted Amendment 39 to Annex 6 — Operation of Aircraft, Part I — International Commercial Air Transport — Aeroplanes. This amendment requires operators engaged in international air commerce to institute improved flight tracking over oceanic airspace.
This article will explore the background and requirements of this latest revision to the Chicago Convention, as well as the possible modes of compliance and the challenges yet to be solved. Download the full report here.
Philippe Plantin de Hugues from BEA, Miguel Marin from ICAO and Alain Bouhet from Orolia talk about the challenges of Aircraft Location and Flight Data Recovery.
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Even in the age of smartphone, where one might have the impression that the position of everything and everyone on the globe can be determined, it is indeed more than a trivial matter to track planes. Take a closer look at the infographic to see how we keep watch over the airspace nowadays.