BA, DL, and US gear up for in-trail tests with Aviation Communication and Surveillance Systems

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    British Airways, Delta Air Lines and US Airways are to conduct in-trail procedure tests, beginning in the second half of the year, using equipment from the ACSS (Aviation Communication and Surveillance Systems) joint venture between L-3 and Thales.

    The in-trail procedure trials are part of Eurocontrol's Cascade programme that co-ordinates the roll-out of automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast across Europe.

    Carriers participating in the tests are using the SafeRoute software suite of products developed by ACSS featuring ADS-B "in" capability that uses GPS to allow an aircraft to communicate its position to other aircraft, survey the location of other in-trail aircraft and communicate with ground stations.

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