Commercial ADS-B goes beyond the public ADS-B network. By placing ADS-B receivers in strategically chosen locations where clients require them, a commercial ADS-B network broadens the current network to ensure that specific flightpaths are covered.
Commercial ADS-B and the integration and tactical display of the data it yields aren’t capabilities that enable only airlines and aviation operators.
ADS-B as a technology has changed the way we track flights for the better. The public ADS-B network is an excellent resource, but it’s not without limitations.
At the PNG Aviation Safety & Security Conference – held in the regional city of Madang from 7-9 August 2019 – Jon Davis, CEO of SkyNet Aviation®, addressed a packed conference centre on the benefits of ADS-B 2.0 for the mountainous country.
In Australia, the aviation ADS-B mandate is clear: if you’re flying anything larger than the smallest simplest aircraft, you have to install it. As with any innovation driven by regulator policy, it means the game has changed. And it is not just here: similar policies are rolling out worldwide.