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Aireon has revolutionized the global aviation industry by deploying a global satellite-based system, able to track and monitor ADS-B equipped aircraft around the globe in real time.

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Don Thoma Quotes

We now have a global picture of all aircraft.

- Don Thoma

People see Aireon as a new technology. In reality, we’re just using existing technology, but deploying it in a different way.

- Don Thoma

As we work with each of our ANSP customers, we see a process by which they understand what full surveillance can do for them.

- Don Thoma

The interesting thing about our investor group is that they have a long-term vision of what's possible by innovating in air traffic control. They shared a common vision. They had the endurance and resources to support the long deployment of the system. And now they're here to help us in achieving the real benefits of a global air traffic control system.

- Don Thoma

Aireon and Space-Based ADS-B has been called a game-changer, and it's absolutely true. But, what I think is really a game-changer is the partnership that's come around Aireon, it's how we work with our investors, our customers, with the airlines, with the regulators, with third parties that are helping us deploy this capability, they're all coming together in a collaboration that's creating a much bigger capability, and it's going to be so exciting to watch how this comes together, and we find ways of using the system we hadn't even thought of when we first started.

- Don Thoma

We're going to be working continuously to improve the capability, to add new functionalities that are going to far extend beyond the original service and value that we provided to those customers.

- Don Thoma

If you think about the customers’ leadership roles, it's not only to help the airspace that they control, but their vision is to help their regions, and the world perform in a more efficient and safe manner.

- Don Thoma

This is just the beginning. Our next task is to help our customers get the absolute most out of the Aireon service. Remember, we're providing surveillance as a service. That means that we're partnered for life with our customers.

- Don Thoma

We’ve been in the air for a century. We’ve been in space for a half a century. Today marks the first day in world history where air and space are working together to fully understand what’s above us.

- Don Thoma

Vincent Capezzuto Quotes

Now that Aireon's live we enter a new world of maintaining the operations and ensuring that our customers are number one.

- Vincent Capezzuto

The safety enhancements that space-based ADS-B brings to the industry are above what is available today, and that goes back to the concept of the continuity of information.

- Vincent Capezzuto

Martin Rolfe Quotes

Space-Based ADS-B on the ocean means we will know where every aircraft is every second of every day and that's something completely new.

- Martin Rolfe

The greatest benefit of space-based ADS-B is safety. We've calculated a 76% reduction in vertical collision risk and that's massive.

- Martin Rolfe

For our customers, Aireon and space-based ADS-B are going to mean a couple of things. Firstly that improvement in safety, which I'm sure it'll be just as important to them as it is to us. Secondly, it means we can increase capacity.

- Martin Rolfe

There's almost no limit to the things you can get excited about with this new technology.

- Martin Rolfe

This is a transformational technology that will deliver the world’s first truly global air traffic control infrastructure, making flying even safer and more efficient.

- Martin Rolfe

Neil Wilson Quotes

Few technologies exist today that by simply reimagining their implementation can have such a dramatic, positive impact on safety, efficiency and the environment.

- Neil Wilson

Aireon is poised to revolutionize air traffic management over much of the planet, and we’re looking forward to an aviation industry where everyone will reap the benefits of 100 percent global air traffic surveillance.

- Neil Wilson

The change is going to be almost seamless for our operational personnel. We are going to be able to fuse the Aireon system into our existing systems and be able to provide the service that we've been providing in much of our airspace to the rest of our airspace truly in a seamless manner. So huge change, but accomplished in a way that truly is seamless throughout our operation and seamless for our customers.

- Neil Wilson

Other Partner Quotes

Aireon’s space-based ADS-B network is just what the aviation industry needs.

- Marion Blakey, Former FAA Administrator

The partnership between Iridium and Aireon creates a unique multi-purpose satellite network providing aircraft connectivity and surveillance with multiple built-in redundancies. No other pair of companies can come close to offering such revolutionary capabilities.

- Matt Desch, CEO, Iridium Communications