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Safety Certification for Global Air Traffic Surveillance

Vinny Capezzuto, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering, Aireon
Nathalie Dejace, Head of ATM/ANS and Aerodromes Department, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
What:  Safety Certification and Global Air Traffic Surveillance: EASA and Aireon’s Collaboration for Safety Approval of Space-based ADS-B
When: Wednesday, March 7 1-2pm GMT +1
Where: Madrid, Spain – World ATM Congress – Aireon Spotlight Stage


Creating safer skies is a core component of Aireon’s founding mission. Because of this commitment, Aireon is working in collaboration with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to obtain organizational safety approval in order to provide a level of service corresponding with the critical needs of Air Navigation Service Providers providing air traffic separation services.

As part of the certification, EASA performs a series of audits that address software assurance, integrity of management processes (safety, security, configuration management, quality assurance, test) and validation of operational continuity of data, technical support and billing services.

Aireon and EASA are working collaboratively to complete this certification by Q4, 2018. Once completed, Aireon will be certified to be a provider for Pan-European service to multiple Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and assist in supporting additional certifications with non-EU customers, since EASA standards are used and adopted in different parts of the world.

Nathalie Dejace, the Head of ATM/ANS and Aerodromes Department for EASA, will be joining Vincent Capezzuto, Aireon’s CTO and VP of Engineering, at the World ATM Congress Conference in Madrid, Spain for a joint presentation on safety certification for global air traffic surveillance, specifically EASA’s safety approval for space-based ADS-B.

Join EASA and Aireon at the Aireon Spotlight Stage on Wednesday, March 7th, from 1-2pm at World ATM Congress to learn more about this partnership and what it means for the future of aviation innovations and safety.