Space-based satellite system to track all Qatar Airways flights

Space-based satellite system to track all Qatar Airways flights

Qatar Airways has activated a new space-based system to track all of its flights across the world.

Supplied by global mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat, the tracker will cover the airline’s full route network, which is currently more than 150 destinations worldwide.

Tested across the fleet over the last year, it provides the exact real-time location of the airline’s aircraft in latitude and longitude.

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways group chief executive, said: “Our partnership with Inmarsat for this global flight tracking system has once again reinforced our commitment to the highest levels of aviation safety for our passengers and employees.”

Leo Mondale, president of Inmarsat Aviation, which last year delivered 35 million aircraft position reports, added: “Unlike other systems that promise space-based global flight tracking somewhere in the future, we have been providing real-time flight tracking for Qatar Airways for some time.”

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