Aireon has partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration to allow FAA to access and develop use cases for the company's space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data in air traffic management.
Iridium Communications‘ fifth set of NEXT satellites that launched Friday includes Aireon-built global air traffic surveillance technology payloads. Aireon said Friday its Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast system is designed to provide aircraft tracking coverage with a 15-minute update interval and help airlines test aircraft tracking systems via space-based ADS-B. The International Civil Aviation Organization and European Aviation Safety […] More
Harris Corp. and Iridium Communications have formed a joint venture to develop a new satellite-mounted aircraft tracker for the airline industry and potentially the U.S. military as well. Aireon LLC will install high-end sensors on 66 new Iridium NEXT satellites to track aircraft in transatlantic routes starting in 2015 and aim to save airlines save about […] More