Qatar Airways Becomes First Airline to Launch GlobalBeacon

November 8, 2018


Qatar Airways is proud to be the launch customer of GlobalBeacon, a key solution created by FlightAware and Aireon that provides the airline with global, real-time flight tracking.


GlobalBeaconSM is now live and ready to provide the airline with global flight tracking, ahead of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommended timeline.


From the start of the product development cycle, the airline has been involved in beta testing and validation of GlobalBeacon, a technology that exceeds GADSS recommendations for flight tracking by providing airlines with minute-by-minute position updates for their aircraft at all times, anywhere in the world.


GlobalBeacon will enable Qatar Airways to respond proactively in the event of an emergency, facilitating communication between the aircraft operator and the controller with constant fleet monitoring, automated distress alerts and tools that make it easy to share information.


With a fleet of over 200 aircraft, Qatar Airways flies to over 150 destinations. The airline will soon launch flights to new destinations including Gothenburg, Da Nang, and Mombasa.

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