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Iceland’s Isavia ANS Goes All-In on Space-Based ADS-B

04/14/2022

Isavia ANS, Iceland’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), has achieved new levels of operational efficiency with expanded use of data from Aireon, the global leader in space-based ADS-B for enhanced air traffic surveillance and aviation data analytics. The ANSP is now using Aireon data for all sections of its airspace.

Isavia ANS has been at the forefront of ADS-B surveillance since 2014 when it first went operational with ground-based data. Isavia ANS has continued its modernization of surveillance with a successful partnership with Aireon, going operational with Aireon data in 2020 in its southern airspace. Now, for the first time ever, thanks to Aireon’s best-in-class ADS-B data, Isavia has surveillance for its entire airspace, which consists of 5.4 million square kilometers of controlled airspace that extends from the North Pole to Scotland and from the prime meridian in Greenwich to west of Greenland.

“The addition of Aireon’s space-based ADS-B in Isavia ANS’s North Sector increases the safety of our service and presents the opportunity for efficiency gains in the future. This implementation adds to Isavia ANS’s current combination of space-based and ground-based ADS-B stations, thus improving Isavia ANS’s existing transatlantic surveillance corridor connecting Europe and North America. Once again, Aireon’s implementation team were exemplary and we are proud to be working with Aireon,” said Kjartan Briem, Isavia ANS CEO.

“Isavia ANS is a perfect candidate for space-based ADS-B, given its location near the pole and oceanic routes. We are proud to partner with Isavia and look forward to seeing all the benefits ADS-B can bring to this airspace,” said Don Thoma, Aireon CEO.

Isavia ANS, Iceland’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), provides air navigation services for domestic and international flights in the Reykjavik Control Area and at Icelandic airports. Isavia ANS provides air navigation services that span the North Pole to Scotland, and from the Greenwich Meridian in the east to west of Greenland. Over a quarter of all air traffic crossing the North Atlantic passes through the Isavia ANS’s managed Reykjavik Control Area, where customers enjoy flexibility with regard to flight routing and altitudes.