FlightAware, Aireon partner on space-based flight tracking system

September 21, 2016 1:54 PM

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Houston-based FlightAware and Aireon have partnered to launch a new satellite-based system that promises to track commercial aircraft minute by minute even in remote locations.

The system, GlobalBeacon, satisfies new international flight-tracking requirements that came about after the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 over the Indian Ocean in 2014, according to the companies' joint statement.

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