Global Air Traffic Surveillance

In early 2019, Aireon will provide the first global air traffic surveillance system using a satellite-based, space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) network that will meet the strict real-time ATS surveillance requirements required for air traffic separation services anywhere in the world.

ADS-B is an air traffic surveillance technology that relies on aircraft broadcasting their identity, a precise Global Positioning System (GPS) position and other information derived from on-board systems. The data is broadcast every half a second from the aircraft, and is being used by Air Traffic Controllers (ATCs) to identify and separate aircraft in real time. Space-based ADS-B extends the same ADS-B technology currently received on ground-based receivers to space.

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Aireon ALERT

In the first quarter of 2019, Aireon will offer a public service to the world’s aviation industry for the locating and tracking of ADS-B equipped aircraft in emergency situations. The Aireon Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) is the aviation industry’s first and only free, global emergency aircraft location service.

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By combining FlightAware’s data processing platform and web-interface with Aireon’s space-based ADS-B network, GlobalBeacon transcends borders and regions and provides 100% global coverage, including over deserts, polar airspace and oceanic regions. With GlobalBeacon, airlines and aircraft operators are able to exceed ICAO GADSS standards and recommended practices for flight tracking.

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Analytical ADS-B Data

Aireon’s space-based ADS-B system will create an archive of aircraft location and movements for all ADS-B equipped aircraft worldwide. Aireon’s global database of precise aircraft data will be a repository of information to support stakeholder analysis and reporting of aviation trends and performance.

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