A trial of automatic dependent surveillance (ADS) will be launched across the North Atlantic on 15 July. The trial, in the Gander and Shanwick Oceanic Control Areas, will involve the use of ADS for waypoint position reporting. More than 50 Future Air Navigation System (FANS-1)-equipped Boeing 747-400s and 777s operated by Air Canada, Air France, Air New Zealand, Continental Airlines, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic Airways are expected to participate.

Source: Flight International