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From Earlier: GE Aviation Signs Agreement with GeoEye for 3D Airport Maps and High-Resolution Earth Imagery


GE Aviation today announced its agreement with GeoEye (NASDAQ: GEOY) to provide the aviation industry with ICAO-compliant terrain and obstacle aeronautical data derived from GeoEye's high resolution Earth imagery. GE (NYSE: GE) is showcasing this technology at ATC Global this week in Amsterdam.

As the first offering under this agreement, 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. This digital, highly detailed terrain and obstacle mapping, collected by some of the world's highest-resolution commercial earth-imaging satellites, will support the world's airport, airlines and aviation authorities as they move to adopt PBN.


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