News

Latest News & Updates

Read more

All Press Releases & Media Coverage

Integrating Aireon’s space-based ADS-B into EUROCONTROL’s network operations system brings major predictability gains and will unlock future capacity

05/06/2021

Register for the upcoming webinar on Wednesday, May 19 to hear more from Aireon & EUROCONTROL experts In a major operational enhancement of the EUROCONTROL Network Manager’s (NM) operational systems, real-time air traffic surveillance data derived from Aireon’s space-based ADS-B system has now been integrated into NM’s Enhanced Traffic Flow Management System (ETFMS). The new data will significantly boost air traffic predictability by up to 20%, improving operational efficiency and resilience while unlocking capacity for the future that will help reduce environmental impacts. The new high-fidelity data, refreshed every 60…

Read More

Newer Planes Are Providing Airlines a Trove of Useful Data

04/21/2021

With few flights and even fewer passengers, the coronavirus pandemic unleashed a wave of challenges for airlines. Some have gone out of business and others are barely surviving as global passenger volume hovers at around 50 percent of 2019 levels. Without passengers to fill them, airlines have been retiring their older aircraft faster than normal. The more than 1,400 planes airplanes parked in 2020 that might not return to service is more than twice as many aircraft as would customarily be retired in a single year, according to a 10-year aviation…

Read More

Rollout of Aireon in the Caribbean Could Start Next Year

04/14/2021

The US Federal Aviation Administration’s evaluation of Aireon space-based ADS-B in the Miami Oceanic and Caribbean area has been extended due to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, such as shutdowns and staffing issues. But Aireon CEO Don Thoma is optimistic that a new set of procedures will be agreed this year to support a rollout next year. The trial, which began in March 2020, is still in place, Thoma tells Runway Girl Network. “We have extended it due to COVID. As you can imagine, access to facilities has…

Read More

NiuSky Pacific Begins Operational Usage of Aireon Data

03/30/2021

PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA/MCLEAN, VIRGINIA – March 30, 2021 – NiuSky Pacific Limited (NSPL), formerly PNG Air Services Limited (PNGASL), the sole provider of Air Navigation Services for Papua New Guinea, has announced today that it has deployed Aireon’s global, real-time, space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) for air traffic surveillance services. NSPL had previously relied on ground-based infrastructure for its surveillance capabilities. However, because of Papua New Guinea’s extremely mountainous and difficult terrains, unpredictable and inclement weather and fairly large oceanic airspace, it was a challenge to provide efficient…

Read More