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Air Support to release Flight Watch
Space-based nanosatellite tracking is behind advanced solutions from Air Support that integrate flight tracking with flight planning, and any customers affected by legislative requirements will be compliant from December.

Danish flight planning solutions company AIR SUPPORT will be adding the first release of Flight Watch, a state-of-the-art flight tracking solution, to its product portfolio in November. It will initially be released as a stand-alone product and subsequently be placed within the OpsControl application suite. Together with the PPS Flight Planning System, OpsControl will ultimately make up a comprehensive platform for suitability checks, flight tracking and more.

Combined with high quality, space-based ADS-B tracking data via its new partnership with Aerial & Maritime, which supplies low latency ADS-B data collected from nanosatellites, AIR SUPPORT’s own terrestrial ADS-B network solution for aviation use will make up the primary data foundation for Flight Watch, providing customers with advanced flight tracking features and ensuring gate-to-gate coverage. Additionally, the system will integrate with an array of other well-known flight tracking data sources via ACARS, Eurocontrol, governmental data sets and other terrestrial and space-based ADS-B tracking sources.

AIR SUPPORT envisions Flight Watch to be fully integrated into all phases of flight planning. This will enable many new optimisation features for aircraft operators wanting to plan on actual knowledge and statistics collected on their own live operations rather than theoretical data models.

Flight Watch will also ensure that all AIR SUPPORT customers affected by legislative flight tracking requirements resulting from GADSS regulation will be compliant once this is enforced on 16 December, 2018.