The world space market is undergoing a deep transformation fuelled by the digitalisation of the economy and society. At the same time, many governments recognise the growing strategic importance of space.
A workshop on using a new satellite-based air-ground communication system for air traffic management took place at Brussels airport on 2 OctA workshop on using a new satellite-based air-ground communication system for air traffic management took place at Brussels airport on 2 October.
Iris will relieve pressure on terrestrial communication channels by supplementing them with digital text for position reports, clearances and runway conditions, sent and received between pilots and ATC by satellites to terminals in the cockpit and the flight control facility.
13 Mar 2019 - Several national air traffic control organisations have agreed to trial the commercial system, including those of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.
On 19 Jul 2019, SESAR Deployment Manager and the European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation marking the start of the collaboration between both organisations to coordinate between the deployment of the satellite-based communication system (Iris) and SESAR Deployment in Europe.
8 Mar 2016 – ESA and UK satellite operator Inmarsat are forging ahead with the development of air–ground communications via satellite as part of Europe’s plan to modernise air traffic management across the continent and beyond.