Bangkok Airways chooses GlobalBeacon as GADSS Solution

Bangkok Airways will deploy GlobalBeaconSM to improve passenger safety as part of The International Civil Aviation Authority´s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) concept of operations, the company said.

Under GADSS, which will be applicable starting on November 8th of this year, aircraft operators will be expected to track their aircraft during normal operations at a frequency of one position every 15 minutes. By January 2021, they will need to automatically receive once-per-minute positions for aircraft in distress.

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