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Aireon ALERT Goes Live

07/09/2019

BALLYGIRREEN, CO. CLARE , IRL – 9 July 2019 – Aireon and the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) announced today that the Aireon Aircraft Location and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service is officially live.

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Space-Based ADS-B Lifts Off

07/03/2019

Space-based automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) is here. In January 2019, Aireon’s final 10 payloads were successfully launched into space aboard Iridium NEXT satellites. The space-based ADS-B network – comprising 75 satellites in total, 66 operational payloads and nine spares – is now fully operational. Don Thoma, CEO of Aireon, admits there were plenty of challenges to get to this point. Even though the original concept for ADS-B dates back to an FAA-sponsored study in 1973, the first ADS-B ground stations were only successfully demonstrated in 2001 in Alaska. Read…

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Unpacking the Evolution of Flight Tracking

06/19/2019

With new technologies, changing passenger expectations, and evolving operational approaches, the aviation industry is one that adapts quickly. A specific area of the aviation ecosystem that has notably transformed in recent years is flight tracking. With safety always at the top of the priority list for aviation leaders, it’s no surprise that flight tracking has become a pivotal part of the aviation ecosystem and contributes greatly to keeping both passengers and crew members safe.

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