ADS-B TO REPLACE RADAR

In the mid-1990s ADS-B planned a “transition from ground based radar surveillance to a joint satellite-based and ground-based surveillance system.” How's that working?

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Capstone, the first large-scale ADSB prototype, was deployed in Alaska in 1999 because Alaska had (and still has) the highest of any state’s aviation accident rate. Despite this challenging environment, by 2006, Capstoneequipped aircraft demonstrated a 47 per cent decline in accident rate compared to non-equipped aircraft in southwest Alaska. That same year, the FAA […]
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