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May 07, 2017

NAV CANADA, Aireon Complete Successful Space-Based ADS-B Flight Test

Single Aireon Payload Received 6,935 ADS-B Messages From The NAV CANADA Test Aircraft Flying In The Montreal, Winnipeg And Edmonton Airspace

NAV CANADA has completed a successful flight test of space-based ADS-B technology. The test was conducted to collect ADS-B data used for validating Aireon's satellite aircraft surveillance and tracking service. The NAV CANADA flight occurred on March 7, 2017 and utilized a specially equipped Bombardier aircraft with both top and bottom mounted 125 watt ADS-B antennas. It was the first of two scheduled flight tests by the Canadian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). Additional flight tests were done by the FAA and Polaris Flight Systems.

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Two Arrested In Attempted Prison Drone Delivery

Drugs, Weapons, Phones Confiscated From The Drone Operators

Two men have been arrested in South Carolina for attempting to smuggle contraband into a medium-security prison using a drone.

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