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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 Air Is First Airline to Track Fleet With Satellites

Malaysia Air, which lost a wide-body jet with 239 people aboard three years ago in one of history’s most enduring aviation mysteries, has become the first airline to sign an agreement for space-based flight tracking of its aircraft. The subsidiary of Malaysian Airline System Bhd reached a deal with Aireon LLC, SITAONAIR and FlightAware LLC to enable it to monitor the flight paths of its aircraft anywhere in the world including over the polar regions and the most remote oceans, according to an emailed press release from Aireon. Read Full…

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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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