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Aireon Gives the Air Traffic Control Association’s (ATCA) Young Aviation Professionals the Inside Scoop on Space-Based ADS-B

On Friday, August 11, 2017, Aireon hosted a group of ATCA’s Young Aviation Professionals (YAP) at Aireon’s headquarters, in McLean, Virginia.  YAP is an organization that is near and dear to Aireon’s heart, and is dedicated to developing the aviation industry’s newest leaders. YAP focuses on career development and empowerment through providing knowledge and exposure to key industry influencers. The day kicked off at Aireon’s headquarters, with a lunch-and-learn session where attendees were treated to presentations from Aireon Chief Technology Officer, Vinny Capezzuto, Aireon Software Engineering Manager, Andy Hoag and Leidos…

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10 Avionics Technologies, Concepts Being Researched Right Now

1. Space-Based ADS-B for Reduced Oceanic Separation The FAA is developing a business case to establish reduced separation requirements for airplanes flying in U.S.-controlled oceanic airspace. A government-industry body, the Enhanced Surveillance Task Group (ESTG) has determined that the way to do this is by introducing space-based ADS-B into oceanic airspace controlled by the FAA. The questions now — how to pay for that and how to prove it would be effective, considering the mixed avionics equipage status of aircraft flying in U.S. oceanic airspace. Read Full Article

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LVNL and Aireon Sign Agreement to Evaluate Space-Based ADS-B in Dutch Airspace

Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL) will work on a concept of operations to improve efficiency in the Amsterdam Flight Information Region including the North Sea.

MCLEAN, VA (27 July 2017) – Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Air Traffic Control the Netherlands (LVNL), the Dutch Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). LVNL operates the Amsterdam Flight Information Region (FIR), which extends above Dutch territory and a large part of the North Sea. LVNL will collaborate with Aireon to assess how space-based ADS-B can act as a more efficient and cost-effective secondary and contingency air traffic surveillance system in their terrestrial airspace.  In addition, it will investigate Aireon’s ability to…

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SANS and Aireon Announce Commencement of Space-Based ADS-B Concept of Operations

Saudi Air Navigation Services will begin benefit assessments on safety and efficiency of deploying AireonSM in Saudi airspace

MCLEAN, VA (14 July 2017) – Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Saudi Air Navigation Services (SANS), Saudi Arabia’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP).  SANS is managing one of the largest and busiest airspaces in the Middle East, and through this MoU, SANS will develop and analyze a concept of operations for space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) as an additional layer of surveillance. Aireon’s space-based ADS-B system is completely independent of traditional ground-based services. SANS is responsible for the provision of air navigation…

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