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Aircraft navigation moving towards satellite-based systems

Concept of a Ground-based Augmentation System (GBAS) developed by Honeywell. GBAS corrects the positioning errors inherent in GPS systems, enabling aircraft to use satellite-based navigation when landing.

Aircraft navigation, especially in relation to Air Traffic Control, is increasingly moving towards satellite-based navigation systems such as GPS. Satellite-based navigation systems make better use of available airspace and runways as the number of aircraft continues to rise worldwide. For airlines, satellite-based navigation could result in a reduction in fuel costs as aircraft spend less […]

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