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China’s Beidou to expand coverage by 2020

China: China's Beidou satellite navigation system will be fully operational worldwide by 2020, as revealed by a top official.

According to Li Jian, Deputy Director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China, the Beidou system has been tested in the general aviation sector, which includes all civil aviation operations other than scheduled air services, as well as by general aircraft including helicopters and private jets. "We are promoting the Beidou system up to the standards of International Civil Aviation Organization [ICAO], and will gradually apply it to carriers," said Li.

Source: Business standard