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Aireon, the world’s leader in space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data, is making it easier for air navigation service providers (ANSP) in Latin America to get access to the Aireon data by expanding the availability of telecommunication connectivity options in the region.
Members of REDDIG are now able to access Aireon data over the REDDIG regional digital network for air traffic services. REDDIG, which consists of 28 nodes, is managed by ICAO South America Regional Office. After a series of network validations, Central American ANSP COCESNA (Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea), a long-time Aireon customer, has become the first to use REDDIG to connect to Aireon data, clearing the path for other ANSPs in the region to do the same.
“REDDIG is another great result of the collaborative efforts of States and ANSPs which, under a Technical Cooperation Regional Project of ICAO, has successfully provided a reliable, effective and affordable communication network for almost 20 years. We are glad to see that the benefits and services of this network expand with increasing participation of stakeholders beyond the Latin American and Caribbean States,” said Fabio Rabbani, Regional Director of ICAO South America Regional Office.
“The REDDIG network offers Latin American ANSPs the ability to receive Aireon surveillance data under the network already used for other ATM applications. Aireon’s connection to this secure network means ANSPs now can access Aireon’s reliable, trusted data more easily and faster,” said Don Thoma, Aireon CEO.
Aireon data is used by more than 20 ANSPs, representing more than 40 countries around the world, to safely and efficiently manage the aircraft in their respective airspaces.