NEWS & UPDATES

2019 Predictions: The Year to Expect More of Flight Tracking and ADS-B

In recent years, flight tracking has been modernized. Traditionally, flight tracking over oceans, deserts, and other remote regions required hardware to be installed on aircraft along with a datalink subscription. New modernized global flight tracking leverages space-based ADS-B, enhancing flight tracking capabilities and allowing for operators to meet recent GADSS recommendations.

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Leonardo Signs MOU with Aireon to integrate space-based ADS-B data into its suite of automation products

Leonardo will integrate data from Aireon into its ‘LeadInSky’ ATM solution, facilitating the deployment of space-based ADS–B data

ROME, ITALY – September 10, 2018 – Leonardo has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aireon LLC, developer of the world’s first space-based air traffic surveillance system. The MOU will allow Leonardo, which provides advanced Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), to integrate space-based Automatic Dependent Broadcast (ADS-B) data into its ‘LeadInSky’ ATM system. LeadInSky is Leonardo’s latest-generation Air Traffic Management (ATM) automation platform. It offers safer and more secure air traffic control via multi-level redundancies and disaster-recovery capabilities. This…

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Aireon System Deployment Passes Midway Point with Fourth Successful Launch

Aireon enters 2018 with almost two-thirds of its operational space-based ADS-B system completed and receiving over 6 billion ADS-B position messages each month

MCLEAN, Va. December, 22, 2017 – Aireon announced today the successful fourth launch and deployment of its space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads hosted onboard the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation. At 5:27 PM PST, a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, marking the halfway point of the Aireon system deployment and bringing the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 40. “This is a huge achievement. With 40 payloads in orbit, we’re officially approaching two-thirds  of the way to being operational,”…

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