FAA Utilizes ADS-B Flight Data from Aireon to Follow All 737 MAX Flights Written 22 February 2021


A WestJet Boeing 737 MAX 8 on final approach. | Credit: pjs2005; Wikipedia; CC BY-SA 2.0

Bloomberg reported that the FAA “is using a network of satellites” to follow all Boeing 737 Max “flights around the world,” as the agency monitors “the plane after its 20-month grounding.” The network, “provided by Virginia-based Aireon LLC,” is “capable of tracking planes in even the most remote regions as if they were under surveillance by local radars.” Aireon is watching “Max flights for unusual events, such as rapid descents, said Vincent Capezzuto, the company’s chief technology officer.” It began monitoring 737 Max flights January 29.
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