Thursday April 17, 2014

All Flights Required To Have GPS Tracking System By 2020

Why wait until 2020 to enforce this rule? Why not require airlines to comply by next week and fine them for every day they are not in compliance. That would set a fire under their asses.

The FAA is accelerating the implementation of the next generation of aviation tracking following the disappearance of the Malaysian Airline Boeing 777. The agency has been working on a system called Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast, or ADS-B, radio network. It allows controllers to monitor an aircraft from the time it takes off to the time it lands, using GPS satellite tracking, rather than ground-based radar.