Air Navigation Service Providers

For the first time, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) will be able to take advantage of a 100 percent global air traffic surveillance system using space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). This leading technology improves safety, efficiency and effectiveness for all aviation stakeholders — without significant new infrastructure investment.

This new global capability will improve operational efficiency and safety over oceans and remote airspace, provide significant cost benefits, offer a platform for innovative value-added services and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  AireonSM can also act as an additional layer of surveillance providing redundancy and in some cases the ability to further reduce separation over areas with existing surveillance.

As air traffic demand increases, the consequent strain on global aviation infrastructure will also increase, particularly in areas of the world where currently the infrastructure is limited or already at capacity limits. Aireon’s space-based ADS-B system will significantly improve air traffic monitoring and control, everywhere on the planet.

Reduced Infrastructure Costs

  • Lowered infrastructure costs by reducing the need for redundant and expensive legacy surveillance
  • Meet future ADS-B surveillance demands without major ground-based investments
  • Decreased radar/ADS-B replacement and maintenance costs in remote areas
  • Expanded benefits of surveillance over oceans and remote land without new avionics
  • Integrated contingency surveillance, allowing for improved system predictability

Improved Service

  • Reduced oceanic separation of at least 15NM LAT/LONG without compromising safety
  • Fewer ADS-B interruptions due to maintenance, weather and system outages
  • Airline efficiency gains as byproduct of ANSPs utilizing space-based ADS-B:
    • Surveilled oceanic and remote airspace enables:
      • Improved flight profile predictability
      • Fewer altitude and speed restrictions
      • Optimized tracks and flight distance
      • Improved flight profiles for best times
      • Enhanced air traffic flow management capabilities
    • Reduced reliance from ANSPs on expensive ground-based infrastructure:
      • Lowered infrastructure costs
      • Harmonized costs between ANSPs, allowing for more consistent Air Traffic Control (ATC) charges globally
      • Improved traffic flow across borders
      • Reduced impact from radar outages
      • Improved system predictability

Enhanced Safety

  • Improved controller situational awareness through 100% surveillance in all sectors, Flight Information Regions (FIRs) and across FIR boundaries
  • Elimination of surveillance gaps
  • Reduced controller response time to abnormal situations and gross navigation errors
  • Improved search and rescue response

Reduced Emissions

  • Lowered fuel consumption
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions

Regulatory Compliance

  • Assist ANSPs to implement International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Block Upgrades (ASBU) and meet objectives of ICAO’s Global Air Navigation Plan (GANP)