• 2021-04-17

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      AvatarCorneel Bogaert
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      Please find here some questions that we could not address during the webinar. Feel free to add your own questions below!

      • Celine, how do you ensure seamlessly transfer of data from the satellite to the plane?
      • Celine, what are the key obstacles to increased use of satellite data to improve the efficiency of air traffic movements, e.g. impact on safety, conservative approach of air traffic control, etc.?
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      AvatarCeline Dubron
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      First question: Iris is a Data Link Service (DLS) satellite system based on Inmarsat SwiftBroadband-Safety technology which is an update of the Classic Aero service and allows safe transfer of data from the satellite to the plane. The signal can travel through free space (no obstruction from buildings etc. ) from transmitter to receiver allowing seamlessly transfer of data. whereas this is often not the case for traditional ground based data links.

      Second question: Key obstacles are that it requires that a critical mass of users are equipped with this Iris technology as well as an appropriate number of ANSPs to provide the service. In other words, it might take some time before all (European) airlines are equipped with the system, because it will require a suitable deployment plan and a regulation package including a funding scheme and incentives for airlines and ANSPs to be immediately implemented.

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