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Aireon System Gains Enhanced Resilience with Iridium Satellite Launch


Five additional satellites increase number of in-orbit spares to 14 Aireon announced today the successful launch and deployment of an additional 5 satellites carrying its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads, hosted on the upgraded Iridium® satellite constellation. The five satellites were launched this morning from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California via a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and are now part of a fleet of 14 spare satellites providing additional backup capability to the 66 operating satellites, which were launched from 2017 to 2019. “The launch of the five spare…

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Papua New Guinea expands use of Aireon space-based ADS-B data


The entire flight information region (FIR) of Papua New Guinea – from the ground to 60,000 feet – will use Aireon space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data to manage aircraft, under an agreement signed by NiuSky Pacific Limited (NSPL), the air navigation service provider of Papua New Guinea, and Aireon. Papua New Guinea has been operational since 2021 with Aireon for the upper-level airspace, and now that coverage area has been expanded to the lower-level airspace to encompass the entire Port Moresby FIR, which spans 1.6 million square kilometers. Aireon’s…

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Aireon, AZANS Expand Relationship with MOU


Building upon their successful relationship, Azeraeronavigation (AZANS), the air navigation service provider of the Azerbaijan Republic, and Aireon have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to further explore applications of Aireon’s high-fidelity, trusted Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data for more widespread use in the country’s busy airspace. Under the MOU, signed today at the Airspace World conference in Geneva, Aireon and AZANS will collaboratively work together to develop applications to enable end-users to improve aircraft and flight safety, reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve user experience. In 2022, AZANS announced…

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Aireon, GCAA to Explore Use of ADS-B to Improve Safety, Efficiency in UAE Airspace


Aireon, the world’s leading provider of space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates to study the applications of Aireon’s data for real-time surveillance, aviation safety, air navigation capacity and efficiency and aviation security, as well as in the promotion of aviation development, sustainability and innovation. The MOU establishes a framework for cooperation between GCAA and Aireon to further examine the use of Aireon’s extensive product portfolio, including AireonFLOW air traffic management product,…

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