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Space-Based ADS-B at World ATM Congress 2020


Join us at the Aireon Spotlight Stage for presentations that demonstrate enhanced efficiency, operations and leadership

Flow Management: EUROCONTROL takes an Innovative Approach with Space-Based ADS-B

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 – 1:00PM – 1:30PM


Iacopo Prissinotti, Director of Network Management, EUROCONTROL
Jonathan Astill, VP & General Manager of Air Traffic Flow Management, Aireon


Accurate and real-time information on flights is essential to improve the management of flows of air traffic within and between regions of the world. EUROCONTROL, which has been nominated as the Network Manager by the European Commission until 2029, has recently signed a 10-year contract with Aireon for its global, space-based ADS-B data. The Aireon data will enhance EUROCONTROL’s operational performance, setting the new standard for efficiency and collaboration in air traffic flow management (ATFM).

Join this presentation to learn how Aireon’s space-based ADS-B data will benefit the European region, and how it could bring similar benefits to other regions in the world.

Global Safety Tool Initiative: A Collaborative Approach to Assessing and Understanding Global Safety Performance Indicators

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 – 1:30PM – 2:00PM


Tzvetomir Blajev, Safety Director for European Region, Flight Safety Foundation
Shayne Campbell, Safety Programme Manager, CANSO
Christopher Devlin, Director of Product Management, Aireon


Safety in the aviation industry is on the verge of new processes, procedures, technology and services. New operations and operational paradigms are entering the aviation market, bringing with them the potential for previously unknown risks. These changes require a novel, proactive way of identifying, learning and mitigating risks prior to these incidents occurring. To address these challenges, Aireon, the Flight Safety Foundation and CANSO have partnered to create the first truly global aviation safety assessment initiative that will focus on identifying key precursors.

This change in approach requires three key components:
1. Operational organizations agreeing to a common set of safety performance indicators in the pursuit improving of aviation safety
2. High quality, robust, global operational surveillance data that enables organizations to drive meaningful safety insights
3. Advanced analytics that leverages big data to identify risk prior to an accident

This presentation will allow for a conversation on the purpose of this partnership between Aireon, the Flight Safety Foundation and CANSO, and how this capability may be leveraged to support the safety assurance process for ANSPs, airlines and airports.

The Journey of Space-Based ADS-B Deployment Throughout 17 Countries in Western Africa and Madagascar

Wednesday 11 March 2020 – 1:00PM – 1:30PM


Louis Bakienon, Director of Operations, ASECNA
Don Thoma, CEO, Aireon


After nearly two years of testing and validation, the Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) has just become operational with space-based ADS-B across its six Flight Information Regions (FIRs)—Antananarivo, Brazzaville, Dakar Oceanic, Dakar Terrestrial, Niamey and N’Djamena, encompassing 17 countries- Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Chad, Togo and Union of Comoros.

Despite an impressive ground-based infrastructure, given that the vast majority of ASECNA’s FIRs are either oceanic or remote, desertic terrain, there were still large gaps in coverage prior to the deployment. This caused inherent limitations and risks. ASECNA has now completely blanketed its large expanse of territory with 99.9% air traffic surveillance service availability and its Air Traffic Control (ATC) operators have real-time visibility of ADS-B equipped aircraft throughout all 17 Member States. ATCs will be able to verify instructions that pilots are submitting to the Flight Management Systems (FMS), allowing them to avoid level busts and any other unexpected flight deviations. And, beyond standard day-to-day ATC operations and CNS services, real-time, space-based data has already had a significant impact on ASECNA’s search and rescue operations throughout its Member States.

Join this presentation to learn how ASECNA deployed Aireon’s space-based ADS-B service throughout their Member States and integrated the data into everyday operations to increase safety, enhance efficiency and provide an unprecedented level of service to their customers.