A system to monitor aircraft operations anywhere in the world be soon in operation. And it comes both to make the flight more secure and much more effective, assesses Naviair, which stands for traffic management in the airspace over Denmark.
Until now you have not be able to monitor the air traffic of 70 percent of the earth's surface. The explanation is that the current systems require equipment on the ground, which is impossible to install in the world's oceans and, for example, large tracts of land in Greenland.
Malaysian Airlines MH370 disappeared over the southern part of the indian ocean. It will not be able to happen with the new system, when the planes in the future can be monitored very accurately across the sea. Photo: Michael Martina/Ritzau Scanpix
the Consequence is that luftkontrollen today lose radarkontakten aircraft, when they are out of reach. The distance between the planes in these areas is therefore, for security reasons, typically twice as great as when the aircraft is over land.
But the last ten of the 75 satellites in a new global monitoring system is now in place, which later in the year will be of great importance for the aviation industry.
Searches for catastrophes involving aircraft in the sea is very expensive and ends up sometimes without a useful result. Photo: athit pier Perawongmetha/Ritzau Scanpix
When the technology is activated later in the year, one will get very accurate information about the aircraft's position and can therefore act much more quickly, than it happens today. The Data can also make it easier to find a crash plane.
Also economically and environmentally creates the technology has several advantages. There is space for more aircraft in the optimal airflow, when you can reduce the distance.
And it gives according to all we need a less consumption of fuel, which alone across the Atlantic ocean, can save airlines up to a billion dollars a year.
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