France’s Air Navigation Service Provider Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Aireon to Evaluate Space-Based ADS-B

MOU could pave the way for space-based ADS-B in French European airspace as well as in overseas territories

MCLEAN, VA (14 March 2017) – Aireon announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Direction des Services de la Navigation Aérienne (DSNA), France’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). DSNA will now begin evaluating the technical and operational concepts of deploying space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in its airspace. This will include assessing the increased safety, efficiency and reduced environmental impact benefits. As a core member of the Central European Functional Airspace Block (FABEC), DSNA manages one of the busiest airspaces in Europe, controlling more than…

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Aireon and Thales Begin Validation of Space-Based ADS-B Data

Thales will integrate AireonSM data with TopSky-ATC to advance space-based ADS-B deployment

Madrid, Spain (March 6, 2017) – Aireon announced today that Thales has officially begun the testing and validation of the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) data.  Initially signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in June of 2015, the start of data validation marks a major milestone for Aireon and Thales‘ efforts to ensure the successful integration of space-based ADS-B into the TopSky–ATC automation platform.  The MOU was also designed to pave the way for Aireon data to be efficiently and effectively distributed to TopSky-ATC end-users. With the Aireon system…

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Aireon Takes Full Control of First ADS-B Hosted-Payload

Major milestone kicks off initial validation of space-based ADS-B surveillance

McLean, Virginia (March 2, 2017) – Aireon announced today that they have formally received control from Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM) of the first Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payload hosted on an Iridium NEXT satellite.  This is a major milestone on the path towards 100 percent global air traffic surveillance. Aireon now begins a rigorous, in-depth testing and validation process, verifying the capability of the ADS-B payloads. Known as an Initial Performance Verification (IPV), this process will last approximately two weeks before transitioning to a Detailed Performance Verification (DPV) that will focus more…

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Airways New Zealand and Aireon Agree to Cooperate on South Pacific Operational Validation

Preparing agreement for ANSP to receive space-based ADS-B data to develop cross-regional air traffic management procedures

Auckland, New Zealand (February 28, 2017) – Airways New Zealand, New Zealand’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) and Aireon LLC announced today that they have signed an agreement in principle to enter into an operational validation trial. This agreement will pave the way to a formal operational validation agreement allowing for the development of operational concepts for air traffic management in South Pacific airspace and long-range flow management procedures to major New Zealand destinations. These operational concepts will be based on the use of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data to leverage…

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