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Mclean Company Aireon Now Providing Real-Time Space-Based Airline Tracking

McLean-based air traffic surveillance company¬†Aireon¬†is finally ready to make some money. The company announced Tuesday that it’s fully operational and in trial use over the North Atlantic. The 75-employee company was launched eight years ago as a joint venture of Iridium Communications and NAV CANADA. It aims to reduce aircraft separation and loss by providing just shy of real-time surveillance and tracking. Aireon uses Iridium’s (NASDAQ: IRDM) recently-upgraded satellite constellation to create a space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system, air traffic technology that had traditionally been ground-based. Read Full…

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