On behalf of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), we have developed and operate the SAtellite DIStribution (SADIS) system.
These pages provide general information on the satellite data distribution system (SADIS) and the accompanying services that users can access.
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SADIS is a high quality and cost-effective satellite data distribution system that brings vital flight information to aviation users around the world. It provides a point to multi-point service, via satellite in real-time, on a 24-hour basis.
Uses an Intelsat 904 satellite located over the Indian Ocean
Distributes World Area Forecast System (WAFS) products and global OPMET
Enables WAFC London to distribute data to more than 90 ICAO contracting states
Has coverage of around 60 per cent of the Earth's land surface
Two similar satellites located over the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans provide the complementary ISCS service, covering the remainder of the world. ISCS is operated by the United States
Access to the internet-based SADIS FTP Service
The SADIS satellite uplink facility is located at the Cable & Wireless Communications hub at Whitehill Earth Station, near Oxford, UK.
The SADIS Gateway for OPMET is located at the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) Civil Aviation Communication Centre (CACC) at Swanwick, near Southampton, UK