LVNL and Aireon Sign Agreement to Evaluate Space-Based ADS-B in Dutch Airspace

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) will work on a concept of operations to improve efficiency in the Amsterdam Flight Information Region including the North Sea.

MCLEAN, VA (27 July 2017) – Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL), the Dutch Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). LVNL operates the Amsterdam Flight Information Region (FIR), which extends above Dutch territory and a large part of the North Sea. LVNL will collaborate with Aireon to assess how space-based ADS-B can act as a more efficient and cost-effective secondary and contingency air traffic surveillance system in their terrestrial airspace.  In addition, it will investigate Aireon’s ability to…

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SANS and Aireon Announce Commencement of Space-Based ADS-B Concept of Operations

Saudi Air Navigation Services will begin benefit assessments on safety and efficiency of deploying AireonSM in Saudi airspace

MCLEAN, VA (14 July 2017) – Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS), Saudi Arabia’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP).  SANS is managing one of the largest and busiest airspaces in the Middle East, and through this MoU, SANS will develop and analyze a concept of operations for space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) as an additional layer of surveillance. Aireon’s space-based ADS-B system is completely independent of traditional ground-based services. SANS is responsible for the provision of air navigation…

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Aireon is One Step Closer to Providing 100 Percent Global Aircraft Surveillance

Second Iridium® NEXT Launch Delivers Another 10 Aireon Payloads to Orbit

MCLEAN, Va. – June 25, 2017 –  Aireon announced today the successful launch and deployment of the second batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites, carrying its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) payloads.  This launch has increased the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 20 with another 55 destined for space in a series of six additional launches planned for the next twelve months.  Aireon’s technology will provide real-time, 100 percent global air traffic surveillance and tracking, which will for the first time bring aircraft visibility to all regions…

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Successful Second Launch Doubles the Number of Iridium® NEXT Satellites in Space

SpaceX Delivers 10 More Iridium NEXT Satellites to Orbit, Continuing Infrastructure Build for Aireon’s Real-Time Aircraft Surveillance System and Iridium Certus

MCLEAN, Va. – June 25, 2017 – Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM), the only communications company with truly global coverage, announced today the successful second launch of its next-generation network, Iridium NEXT. This payload of 10 satellites was deployed into low-Earth orbit, approximately one hour after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, at 1:25pm PDT (20:25 UTC). With this launch complete, there are now 20 Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit, establishing the infrastructure for groundbreaking technologies such as Iridium Certus and Aireon’s space-based…

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