NEWS & UPDATES

Operational Trail of Aireon Service Shows Potential for Big Benefits

At the end of March, together with NAV CANADA, we started trial use of Aireon’s satellite based ADS-B system to track aircraft flying through the world’s busiest piece of oceanic airspace – the North Atlantic. That has allowed us to progress from the traditional, procedural form of control where aircraft reported their position every 14 minutes, to one which is virtually real-time, with track updates every few seconds. That transformation means we’ve been able to begin reducing aircraft separations and for airlines to begin flying at the speed that best…

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Setting the Standard: The Collaborative Approach to Unlocking the Potential of Space-Based ADS-B

NAV CANADA recently celebrated the successful launch of air traffic control services using Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B). For the first time in the history of aviation, air traffic controllers can now receive complete, real-time air traffic position data of all ADS-B-equipped aircraft in airspace that was not previously covered by ground-based surveillance.

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Getting Ready for a Space-Based Revolution

At the end of March, a revolution will begin in the skies over the North Atlantic, as for the first time in the history of air travel, earth orbiting satellites will be used to monitor and manage flights in near real-time.

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Aireon Gives the Air Traffic Control Association’s (ATCA) Young Aviation Professionals the Inside Scoop on Space-Based ADS-B

On Friday, August 11, 2017, Aireon hosted a group of ATCA’s Young Aviation Professionals (YAP) at Aireon’s headquarters, in McLean, Virginia.  YAP is an organization that is near and dear to Aireon’s heart, and is dedicated to developing the aviation industry’s newest leaders. YAP focuses on career development and empowerment through providing knowledge and exposure to key industry influencers. The day kicked off at Aireon’s headquarters, with a lunch-and-learn session where attendees were treated to presentations from Aireon Chief Technology Officer, Vinny Capezzuto, Aireon Software Engineering Manager, Andy Hoag and Leidos…

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