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What does GBS stand for?

GBS stands for Ground-Based System

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Airlines have been split on whether to go with a ground-based system or with satellite-based systems.
The new system would complement the ground-based system with real-time surveillance of aircraft in remote or oceanic areas independent of radar or infrequent position reporting by voice or ACARS data messaging over satellite or ground links.
A possible cause of the crash however could be the failure of ground-based systems to guide the plane in to landing, the deputy head of the inter-state air commission (MAK) which investigates air accidents in the ex-USSR, Alexei Morozov, told the ITAR-TASS news agency.
A ground-based system of radars or other sensors peering up at the UAV and the airspace surrounding it could help escort a pilot-less aircraft to its destination, said Viva Austin, product director for unmanned systems airspace integration concepts at the Army aviation bureau.
2003): --significant limitations of existent direct visibility systems related to low level of radio signal transmission; --difficulties connected with implementation of CNS/ATM systems and proper operation of these systems in many regions of the world; --lack of multimedia traffic transmission system (voice, video, text) within air-to-ground digital data exchange that provides integral automated control system (IACS) operation as the single airborne and ground-based systems complex.