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The benefits of ADS-B data

The benefits of ADS-B technology
are far reaching

Companies and government agencies across the world are constantly working with ADS-B data to meet a huge range of existing and new operational, commercial and environmental challenges or opportunities.


ADS-B data makes flying safer by delivering data over and above what is possible using legacy radar technologies. For this reason many countries are moving from radar to ADS-B for air traffic management


The Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System came into effect to ensure that a repeat of the disappearance of flight MH370 was not possible. It is now an operational requirement for airlines to track their fleet, wherever they are in the world. Here at Plane Finder we are proud to support the airlines with this

Situational awareness

A single surveillance picture is delivered to both air traffic controllers and pilots reducing the risk of misunderstanding or confusion

Airport safety

Controllers and pilots are able to see, even at night or in bad weather, the location of other ADS-B equipped aircraft and ground vehicles. Thus reduces the risk of runway incursions and on ground collisions

Benefits for Pilots

In addition ADS-B data can also be received in-bound (ADS-B IN) by suitable equipped aircraft. This will provide additional resources to the pilot including:

Weather Reports

Aircraft can receive weather reports

Terrain Overlay

Provides terrain overlay increasing safety

Navigational Information

Pilots receive information, such as temporary flight restrictions

Benefits for Air Traffic Controllers

Some of the biggest benefits will be to the Air Traffic Control Officers that manage the aircraft flying within controlled airspace.

Increased efficiency

Aircraft no longer need to fly between navigation points reducing flying time

Merging and spacing

Reduces the separation distance required between aircraft increasing airspace capacity

Expanded Coverage

Receivers can be deployed in remote areas not previously covered by radar

Consistent data

Data can consistently be delivered faster than is possible from rotating radar heads

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