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Aireon Announces US$200 Million Credit Facility with Deutsche Bank

01/16/2019

Aireon LLC today announced it has signed a credit facility agreement for US$200 million with a group of several independent investor funds, led by Deutsche Bank. This credit facility provides Aireon with the resources to fund various company initiatives and to continue to pay Iridium for the costs related to the integration, launch and hosting of the AireonSM payload on each of the 81 Iridium® NEXT satellites. 

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A New Era of Global Aircraft Surveillance is on the Horizon as Aireon Completes System Deployment

01/11/2019

MCLEAN, Va. – January 11, 2019 – Aireon announced today a successful eighth and final launch and deployment of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation hosting the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads. At 7:31 AM PST (15:31 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and placed the final 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low earth orbit (LEO). This launch brought the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 75 (66 operational payloads and 9 spares), completing the historic launch program…

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Aireon Adds New Executive Team Member to Support Continued Growth

11/29/2018

Aireon announced today that Peter Cabooter has joined the executive team, fulfilling a newly created position, Vice President of Customer Affairs. In this role, Cabooter will lead Aireon’s program to support existing customers around the world and developing new relationships with Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) currently not subscribed to the AireonSM service. 

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Aireon Signs Data Integration and Automation MOU with Atech

11/06/2018

MCLEAN, Va. – November 7, 2018 – Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Atech Negocios em Tecnologias S/A, a company of the Embraer Group, and leading developer and provider of Air Traffic Control (ATC) automation platforms. This MOU begins the evaluation stage for Atech’s incorporation of Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) air traffic surveillance data into the SAGITARIO system, developed by Atech, in partnership with Brazil’s Department of Airspace Control (DECEA).

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