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Aireon ALERT Goes Live

World’s first-ever, global emergency aircraft locating service provides critical, on-demand data to aviation stakeholders as a public service

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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Irish Authority Evolves as Europe’s ‘Getaway’

A time line from the past to the future runs through the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) North Atlantic Communications Center at Ballygirreen, a townland on the Shannon Estuary in western Ireland.  Originally known as Shannon Aeradio, the station dates to 1936, when a transmitter hut, a receiver hut and a short-wave radio direction-finding hut were built to provide communications by Morse code with flying boats crossing the North Atlantic Ocean between Ireland and Newfoundland, Canada.

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