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NAV Portugal goes operational with Aireon’s space-based ADS-B data


NAV Portugal has begun operational usage of Aireon’s space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data in its Santa Maria Flight Information Region (FIR), creating comprehensive visibility for the air navigation service provider of traffic flows between Europe and North and South America. Aireon’s space-based ADS-B data stream, combined with NAV Portugal’s ground-based ADS-B, SSR radar and WAM systems already available across the Azores and Madeira archipelagos, will provide an improved situational awareness for the ANSP, much contributing for the improvement of the safety levels already made available to all aircraft navigating…

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Aireon, Cirium Expand Successful Data Partnership


Aireon, the world’s leader in space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data, has expanded its long-term agreement with Cirium, the aviation analytics company, to enable Cirium to offer live and historical aircraft positional analytics for advanced situational awareness and post-operations analysis. Cirium is integrating its own industry-leading schedule, fleet, flight status, weather and emissions data with Aireon’s global satellite-based coverage of flight positions to create a fully comprehensive stream of gate-to-gate data. Cirium enhances the Aireon data by matching the positional information to the specific ID of the aircraft and the…

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Aireon is REDDIG ready in Latin America


Aireon, the world’s leader in space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data, is making it easier for air navigation service providers (ANSP) in Latin America to get access to the Aireon data by expanding the availability of telecommunication connectivity options in the region. Members of REDDIG are now able to access Aireon data over the REDDIG regional digital network for air traffic services. REDDIG, which consists of 28 nodes, is managed by ICAO South America Regional Office. After a series of network validations, Central American ANSP COCESNA (Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios…

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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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