Thursday, March 8, 2012

GE Aviation Customers Gain Access to GeoEye 3D Airport Maps, Earth Imagery, Digital Terrain and Obstacle Data

GE Aviation officials signed an agreement to provide the aviation industry with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)-compliant terrain and obstacle aeronautical data derived from GeoEye's high-resolution Earth imagery. Avionics providers, airlines, and air navigation service providers (ANSPs) will benefit from access to accurate and current real world views of critical topography, obstacles, and airport details.

GE will provide ICAO Annex 15 Area-2 terrain and obstacle databases to support the development of new performance-based navigation (PBN) flight paths around the world. GeoEye's digital, detailed terrain and obstacle mapping collected by high-resolution commercial earth-imaging satellites will support airports, airlines, and aviation authorities as they adopt PBN...

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