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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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Aireon ALERT Now Open for Pre-Registration

Aviation Stakeholders can now pre-register for the free, global Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service, operated by the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)

Aireon ALERT will be the only free service providing global coverage and GPS location and real-time tracking data to assist rescue coordination centers in emergency situations. Through a 24/7 communications facility, operated by the IAA at its North Atlantic Communications Centre in Ballygirreen, County Clare, Ireland, Aireon ALERT will make it possible to precisely query the location and flight track of any ADS-B equipped aircraft flying in distress.

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