Aireon Eighteen Months Post-Launch

Since its launch in 2019, Aireon’s space-based ADS-B technology has provided a new method of flight surveillance, one that closes an essential gap in coverage created by traditional ground-based surveillance systems. Before Aireon, classic radar and ground-based ADS-B left an estimated 70 percent of the global airspace unsurveilled, primarily due to  limitations in surveillance caused by extreme conditions and decreased line of sight capabilities in remote regions of the globe, like mountains, oceans and polar regions. Now, a year-and-a-half since its system went live, Aireon operates on a constellation of…

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