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How Military GPS Jamming Affects Commercial Aviation

MIAMI – In order to face possible threats, the US military conducts routine testing on GPS that affects all ATM, CNS, and ADS-B systems, the latter which reports an aircraft location to Air Traffic Control (ATC).

The above acronyms ATM and CNS stand for Air Traffic Management and Communication Navigation Surveillance. An FAA commissioned report – Operational Impacts of Intentional GPS Interference – of March 2018 states that these jamming exercises are on the increase and create serious problems to air traffic control and commercial airlines.

Photo: Matthew Calise/Airways

Moreover, GPS jamming extends well beyond the testing area, affecting read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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