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Hong Kong’s Successful Implementation Service Acceptance Test (ISAT)


The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong (CAD) has plans to deploy space-based ADS-B to provide Air Traffic Service (ATS) surveillance services with a contract awarded to Aireon in August 2020. CAD Hong Kong manages more than 400,000 aircraft landing and departing at the Hong Kong International airport annually on top of overflights passing though the flight information region (FIR). Just months following, we are excited to share that Hong Kong has successfully passed an Implementation Service Acceptance Test (ISAT). An ISAT is a test of a new customer’s connection…

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Space-Based ADS-B Being Deployed Through ICAO’s CRV


Aireon’s space-based ADS-B is being deployed through ICAO’s CRV!  Great news! So, what is ICAO’s CRV?  ICAO is the International Civil Aviation Organization and CRV is the Asia Pacific Common Regional Virtual Private Network. This network is a cross-border communications network for ICAO Member States to exchange flight plan information, voice transmissions and now, Aireon’s space-based ADS-B surveillance data. Still not sure what that means? Think about the CRV as a “cloud” that allows the transfer of digital data without unique point-to-point, leased telecommunications lines. The main objective is to…

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Aireon at Airports and Beyond


Aireon’s robust, high-fidelity data is making incredible improvements to Air Traffic Surveillance around the world – but what about flights that are not in-flight? If an aircraft has its transponder on at an airport, anywhere around the world, can Aireon receivers see to the ground on the runway? Absolutely. Aireon’s space-based ADS-B system receives data for any aircraft equipped with 1090 MHz / ADS-B equipped vehicles from the ground, up to a ceiling of 127,500 feet above ground level. By combining Aireon’s data with customizable events and alerts, airports and…

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Aireon’s Women Who Rock(et): Introducing Sinead McCloskey


This month is Women’s History Month, an annual month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. Aireon would like to honor the achievements of some of the great women at Aireon and look-ahead at the opportunities that await future generations.  We’ve asked a handful of women at Aireon a few questions about their roles working in aviation, a primarily male-dominated industry. For our second post, we sat down with Sinead McCloskey, Aireon’s Director of Safety and Service Operations.  Sinead McCloskey, Director of Safety and…

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