Ireland tapped to help track missing aircraft


Aireon, developer of the world’s first space-based ADS-B global air traffic surveillance system, said its Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (Aireon ALERT) service will be managed from the Irish Aviation Authority’s (IAA) North Atlantic Communications Centre in Ballygirreen on the west coast of Ireland.

The Aireon ALERT service, a global emergency tracking solution that will be provided as a public service to the aviation community, free-of-charge, will allow rescue agencies, air traffic control providers or airlines to request the location and last flight track of any 1090 MHz Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS–B) equipped aircraft in distress.