What is GADSS? Understand it, It will be a mandatory requirement for airlines operations pretty soon – period!
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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) established the Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System, (GADSS) and published Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) in an effort to improve global aircraft flight tracking and search and rescue (SAR).
The SARPs define aircraft tracking provisions including operator performance requirements for normal tracking and distress tracking capabilities, and operator data retention requirements.
The three main functions of the GADSS are to enhance or enable:
Aircraft Tracking (AT);
Autonomous Distress Tracking (ADT); and
Post Flight Localization and Recovery (PFLR).
The past few weeks for airline industry have proven we can still benefit enormously from flight safety improvements. If we look back a few weeks on the engine related incidents, things clearly went wrong. Incidents are bound to happen, but the use of technology may assist in finding the root causes both post-incident (reactively) and…February 26, 2021 Read More