NAV CANADA and Aireon Complete Successful Space-Based ADS-B Flight Test

Single Aireon payload received 6,935 ADS-B messages from the NAV CANADA Test Aircraft flying in the Montreal, Winnipeg and Edmonton Airspace

MCLEAN, Va. – May 3, 2017 – Aireon announced that NAV CANADA has completed a successful flight test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology. The test was conducted to collect ADS-B data used for validating Aireon’s satellite aircraft surveillance and tracking service. The NAV CANADA flight occurred on March 7, 2017 and utilized a specially equipped Bombardier aircraft with both top and bottom mounted 125 watt ADS-B antennas. It was the first of two scheduled flight tests by the Canadian Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). Additional flight tests were…

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Federal Aviation Administration and Aireon Announce Space-Based ADS-B NextGen Technology Flight Test Success

Three Aireon payloads receive 2,462 FAA Test Aircraft ADS-B messages in the Washington / New York Flight Information Region

MCLEAN, VA – April 26, 2017 – Aireon and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a successful flight test of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, collecting ADS-B data to be used as part of a larger validation effort exploring the new system’s capability from low-earth orbit.  The flight took place on Thursday, March 30, 2017, utilizing the FAA’s specially equipped “flying laboratory” Bombardier jet with three AireonSM payloads available to receive data.  A total of 2,462 ADS-B messages were received and decoded providing comparable data to that of…

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Malaysia Airlines Enlists SITAONAIR, Aireon and FlightAware for 100% Global Flight Tracking

Airline first to adopt joint solution for real-time, space-based alerting system for flight tracking

[18 April 2017] – SITAONAIR, Aireon and FlightAware today announce that Malaysia Airlines will be the first SITAONAIR airline customer to benefit from a revolutionary flight tracking partnership. Under the agreement, all Malaysia Airlines aircraft will have access to minute-by-minute, 100% global, flight tracking data, delivered by SITAONAIR’s AIRCOM® FlightTracker. This solution will enhance the existing SITAONAIR AIRCOM® FlightTracker by adding Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data to the existing data from FlightAware’s multiple global sources, complementing active Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Future Air Navigation System (FANS) activity…

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Aireon and Spanish ANSP ENAIRE Sign Agreement to Evaluate Space-Based ADS-B

Agreement will begin concept of operations on safety, efficiency and environmental benefits of deploying Aireon in Spanish airspace

McLean, Virginia (March 30, 2017) – Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Spanish Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) ENAIRE. Through this agreement, ENAIRE will begin investigating the safety, efficiency and environmental benefits of deploying space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) technology in its airspace. ENAIRE controls more than 2.2 million square kilometres of airspace including the Iberian Peninsula, minus Portugal, the North Atlantic, Western Mediterranean, Ceuta and Melilla, the Canary and Balearic archipelago. Through this airspace, ENAIRE manages approximately 2 million flights per year that include…

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