What safety benefits does Aireon’s space-based ADS-B service enable?
Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) service will extend air traffic surveillance over oceans, mountains, remote areas and polar regions and areas that currently lack real-time surveillance coverage. In addition to Air Traffic Management (ATM) and aviation operational benefits, this service will generate immense safety benefits that include increased situational awareness of all air traffic control sectors, improved harmonization of cross-border operations, a reduction in controller response times to abnormal situations and enhanced search and rescue response throughout the world.
How will Aireon safely provide its space-based ADS-B service?
“Within the context of aviation, safety is ― the state in which the possibility of harm to persons or of property damage is reduced to, and maintained at or below, an acceptable level through a continuing process of hazard identification and safety risk management.” (ICAO Safety Management Manual – Doc 9859, Third Addition-2013).
Aireon recognizes that space-based ADS-B must be of the highest quality and integrity to ensure no risks are introduced into a customer’s system. To guarantee that, Aireon is committed to:
- Establishing and sustaining a “just and fair culture” in which safety is a core value instilled in all Aireon employees
- Implementing a proactive integrated safety environment
- Promoting an environment supportive of self-reporting hazards
- Monitoring and improving safety performance