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Iris programme to modernise European air traffic management enters implementation phase



Ground-breaking programme, led by Inmarsat in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), will reduce flight delays, save fuel and benefit the environment.

Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, announced on March 15th that the research phase of its Iris air traffic management programme has successfully concluded and work on commercial implementation has now commenced.
In partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA), the programme is being developed to deliver powerful benefits to airlines and Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) across Europe by enabling high bandwidth, cost effective satellite-based datalink communications. This allows aircraft to be pinpointed in four dimensions, known as four dimensional (4D) operations, which include latitude, longitude, altitude and time.

THE IRIS PROGRAMME ENTERS IMPLEMENTATION PHASE

THE IRIS FUTURE MILESTONES


For further information please visit ESSP website