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Surveillance Tools for ATC over Oceanic Airspace

Old 31st Jul 2016, 18:59
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Surveillance Tools for ATC over Oceanic Airspace

Hi all,

I have recently started flying to Australia and have a question regarding the surveillance system that ATC uses over the Ocean. I believe that almost all of Australia is covered by ADS-B but what sort of coverage exists over the oceans? Is is Satcom Based ADS-C only?

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Old 31st Jul 2016, 19:17
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As far as surveillance goes, ADS-C is all that is available outside ground based coverage. Not just in Australia, but anywhere.
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Old 1st Aug 2016, 00:29
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ADS-B receivers are currently being installed on the Irridium satellite network which will permit worldwide coverage by 2018.
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