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NiuSky Pacific Begins Operational Usage of Aireon Data

03/30/2021

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA/MCLEAN, VIRGINIA – March 30, 2021 – NiuSky Pacific Limited (NSPL), formerly PNG Air Services Limited (PNGASL), the sole provider of Air Navigation Services for Papua New Guinea, has announced today that it has deployed Aireon’s global, real-time, space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) for air traffic surveillance services. NSPL had previously relied on ground-based infrastructure for its surveillance capabilities. However, because of Papua New Guinea’s extremely mountainous and difficult terrains, unpredictable and inclement weather and fairly large oceanic airspace, it was a challenge to provide efficient…

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ASECNA Continues Enhancement of the Single African Sky Using Aireon’s Space-Based ADS-B as an Essential Technology

03/17/2021

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA/DAKAR, SENEGAL – March 17th, 2021 – The Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) announced today their continued commitment to the Single African Sky initiative through the installation of a third Aireon Service Delivery Point (SDP) in their Dakar, Senegal operations center. The installation of this tertiary SDP allows ASECNA to receive triple-redundant data to all six ASECNA controlled Flight Information Regions (FIRs)- Antananarivo, Brazzaville, Dakar Oceanic, Dakar Terrestrial, Niamey and N’Djamena – over three independent telecommunications lines. Each line is also feeding data into…

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IAA wins CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2020

02/25/2021

Amsterdam, 25 February 2021 – IAA has won the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO) Global Safety Achievement Award 2020 for its pioneering approach to air traffic management (ATM) safety. CANSO presented the award to IAA at the CANSO Safety Focus: 2021 Kick-Off virtual event on 25 February 2021. IAA was recognised for its use of the Aireon ALERT service to provide vital support for search and rescue personnel. Aireon ALERT is the aviation industry’s first and only free global emergency aircraft location service, operated by the IAA. ANSPs, commercial…

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Aireon and Avinor Air Navigation Services Announce Utilization of Space-Based ADS-B for Helicopter Surveillance in the North Sea

02/23/2021

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA – February 23rd 2021 – Aireon LLC (Aireon) and Avinor Air Navigation Services (Avinor) announce that an agreement has been reached to deploy space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) to monitor helicopter operations in the Bodo Oceanic Flight Information Region (FIR) and adjacent relevant airspace. The area spans the Norwegian Basin and Barents Sea and the data provided for surveillance will focus specifically on ground-level helicopter movements through flight level 100. Avinor is a wholly owned, state limited company under the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications and is…

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