Iridium CEO Matt Desch Sees Satellite Tech Evolution in Aviation

Matt Desch

Matt Desch

Executive Mosaic, Tysons Corner, VA January 5, 2015 – Matt Desch of Iridium said the use of satellite technology could become more widespread in aviation as air traffic managers consider the next generation of commercial flight tracking systems, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

The chief executive told Air Traffic Management magazine in a report published Tuesday that ramping up surveillance could help improve the tracking of missing aircraft.

The industry is “already moving down a path with ADS-B, ADS-C and space-based ADS-B that will improve their picture of traffic and help prevent aircraft from being able to go missing in the future,” he said.

“I am pretty confident that the industry as a whole will improve the real-time situational awareness of aircraft, whether just better basic tracking in the near term, or better surveillance in the mid to long term.”

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