Brochures & Guides


Deploying Space-Based ADS-B Through ICAO’s CRV

The CRV is a cross-border, dedicated communications network for ICAO Member States, provided by a common network service provider. A good way to think about the CRV is as a secure “cloud” that allows the transfer of digital data without unique point-to-point, leased telecommunications lines. The CRV is used to exchange flight plan information, voice transmissions, and now, Aireon’s space-based air traffic surveillance data.

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Operations Overview

Aireon is the first and only provider of space-based Air Traffic Services (ATS) surveillance for Air Traffic Control (ATC) separation services. Aireon's operations have been designed to meet the stringent and rigorous requirements required for providing the safety-of-life ATS surveillance. Aireon recognizes the safety and mission critical nature of such a service and has established a 24/7/365 operations center, which monitors the integrity of the Aireon service and provides immediate access for customers.

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ADS-B Technical Overview

The Aireon system is designed to address the safety, efficiency, availability and performance requirements that have been mandated by many air traffic organizations worldwide. Take a look at the technical details of the overall system and how the receivers function on the Iridium constellation of satellites.
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Beyond NextGen

Space-based ADS-B is extending critical NextGen air traffic surveillance beyond the reach of traditional ground stations and provides real-time coverage for not only 100 percent of U.S. managed airspace, but for the first time, 100 percent of the globe. Expanding ADS-B coverage through a space-based system significantly increases the benefits in efficiency and safety to all stakeholders, while requiring no additional avionics beyond what is already mandated by the FAA in 2020.

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