As the industry recovery takes shape, airlines are seeking ever-greater efficiencies to regain strength and re-connect the world.
Star Navigation Systems—a leading-edge technology, publicly traded Canadian company—is focused on aerospace solutions that address these very issues.
To improve safety, the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) will come into force in 2023. Driven by the tragic accidents involving Air France AF447 and Malaysian Airlines MH370, GADSS mandates the live tracking of aircraft. Aircraft must report every 15 minutes and when in distress every minute automatically and autonomously. For all practical purposes, this means using satellite communication.
The STAR-A.D.S system meets and surpasses GADSS requirements, providing aircraft in distress identification in real time. It tracks an aircraft’s position through the Iridium satellite network with updates as frequently as every 30 seconds worldwide.
But the system is the basis for so much more, including cost reduction.
Imagine, for example, being able to monitor the health of the aircraft in real time, including the performance of engines. By extracting critical operational data, airlines have all the information they need to optimize their fleet and network. It leads to predictive maintenance as operators are notified immediately when a part fails, saving significant maintenance costs later on.
Star Navigation facilitates GADSS’s Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) that airlines and aircraft operators utilize for aircraft / fleet tracking in normal conditions as well as in distress.