In some countries, waypoints on the ground are still used as navigational aids despite the presence of satellites and GPS that could allow for more efficient routings that allow for more efficient air traffic control. Next-generation air traffic control systems are under way.
Goals and Objectives
Modernizing of air traffic control systems for safer air travel and more efficient movement of aircraft en route and for departure and arrival procedures.
Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast, transponders, avionics, satellites, data communications, VoIP
Use Case Summary
Modernizing a national or regional airspace with the latest navigational and communications technology enhances safety in the skies as well as the efficient routing of aircraft, which results in savings in fuel; passenger, crew, and aircraft time; and fuel emissions into the environment.