Aireon, Cirium Expand Successful Data Partnership


Aireon, the world’s leader in space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data, has expanded its long-term agreement with Cirium, the aviation analytics company, to enable Cirium to offer live and historical aircraft positional analytics for advanced situational awareness and post-operations analysis.

Cirium is integrating its own industry-leading schedule, fleet, flight status, weather and emissions data with Aireon’s global satellite-based coverage of flight positions to create a fully comprehensive stream of gate-to-gate data. Cirium enhances the Aireon data by matching the positional information to the specific ID of the aircraft and the flight number for easier integration into airline and fleet tracking use cases.

The expanded agreement follows on a successful first year of the Aireon and Cirium partnership, which was announced in 2022. After conducting an in-depth market review, Cirium identified Aireon as the key leader in this space with best-in-class, end-to-end capabilities across data capture, coverage and quality. This ensures that Cirium is matching the most accurate positional information to the specific ID of the aircraft and the flight number for easier integration into airline and fleet tracking use cases. The data is also fused with critical analytics in Cirium’s Core, including aircraft utilization and flight history data.

“Together, Aireon and Cirium will offer a comprehensive, high-fidelity and real-time view of a flight from take off to touchdown. We are delighted to be a part of this growing partnership and to collaborate with Cirium to make complete aircraft positional analytics available across the industry,” Don Thoma, Aireon CEO said.

“The combination of Aireon’s precise positional data and Cirium’s complete schedule, fleet, flight status and weather data bring unprecedented value to airlines, airports, OEMs, lessors and more that have historically struggled to integrate disparate and incomplete datasets. Insights derived will help to improve the estimated time of arrival (ETA) and flight connection efficiencies, improve delay diagnosis and heighten the intelligence on taxi times,” said Jeremy Bowen, Cirium CEO.

About Cirium

Cirium brings together powerful data and analytics to keep the world moving. Delivering insight, built from decades of experience in the sector, enabling travel companies, aircraft manufacturers, airports, airlines and financial institutions, among others, to make logical and informed decisions which shape the future of travel, growing revenues and enhancing customer experiences. Cirium is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The shares of RELX PLC are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX.

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