The FAA will monitor Boeing 737 MAX aircraft by satellite.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will monitor each flight of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to verify the performance of the MAX fleet as the aircraft return to operational service.
The system "will signal deviations from certain parameters during all phases of flight and alert the FAA Aviation Safety Division", Said the federal agency. "Engineers and safety inspectors will use early notification to analyze possible incidents."
planes Boeing 737 MAX were detained on the ground in March 2019, following the crash of a 737 MAX Lion Air plane near Jakarta, on October 29, 2018, and a 737 MAX Ethiopian Airlines plane, on March 10, 2019, killing a total of 346 people.
ADS-B is a more accurate tracking system than radar.
In collaboration with Aireon, the FAA will use a system called Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast, or ADS-B, to track MAX aircraft in flight, transmitting data from the aircraft to the FAA Technical Center every half second.
ADS-B is a more accurate tracking system than radar that can also transmit more data. Unlike radar, which cannot track aircraft across the ocean, in inaccessible mountain areas or in the jungle, Aireon's satellite system can cover the entire globe.
Each new Airbus or Boeing aircraft will be equipped with ADS-B which will continuously transmit the data of each aircraft, GPS position, trajectory, ground speed, altitude and vertical rate of ascent or descent. For each individual MAX aircraft, the system will report how many times it took off, the duration of the flights and any anomalies detected.
Aireon's main purpose is to replace the current radar-based air traffic control systems.
Aireon's main goal is to replace the current radar-based air traffic control systems with more accurate ADS-B systems. The company's investors include some of the world's air navigation authorities, including Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Italy.
ADS-B can be used to track the exact location of an aircraft, even if it has crashed. When Malaysia Airlines' Boeing 777 - Flight 370 with 239 people on board - disappeared in March 2014, this precise location technology was not fully developed.
In November, the FAA announced a strategic partnership with Aireon that provides access to real-time air traffic data to enable the agency to evaluate applications, including automating air traffic control, airspace safety analysis and accident investigations.
We remind you that The FAA has authorized the return of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to operational service, on November 18, 2020.