GADSS and why we need it
The three main aims of this system are as follows: Eradication of late notification of SAR services when aircraft are in distress. Remove the problem of missing or inaccurate end of flight aircraft position information. Halt lengthy and costly retrieval of flight data required for investigation. What is essentially a very simple concept, and one which is relatively modest to implement, should make a huge difference to our awareness of aircraft location at any given time, particularly in the event of a serious incident. Making the public aware of this will also support an increase in consumer confidence when flying, something which has been voiced as a concern, particularly since the events of 2001. As an industry it is our responsibility to produce solutions to problems that haven’t yet arisen and this concept is a step in the right direction.