Aireon: Bringing the first global air traffic Surveillance System to extend visibility around the planet
Imagine being able to extend the safety and operational benefits of ADS-B to every region on the globe, without investing in ground infrastructure?
Aireon is deploying a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon will harness next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that are currently ground-based and, for the first time ever, extend their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Real-time ADS-B surveillance will cover oceanic, polar and remote regions, as well as augment existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace.
In partnership with leading ANSPs from around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Enav and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon will deploy their operational, global, space-based air traffic surveillance system by 2018.
For more information about Aireon and the services they offer, visit their website.