“This continues Aireon’s evolution as the premier aeronautical data provider,” said Don Thomas, CEO of Aireon. “Space-based ADS-B has been a game-changer for air navigation service providers by providing a first-ever remote airspace surveillance capability and a cost-effective enhancement to ground surveillance. We are now creating a platform and tools to bring this high-fidelity data to the wider aviation user community, enabling a whole new set of global applications of space-based ADS-B.”

The next evolution of Aireon’s data services products will focus on adding new features designed to meet the challenges of the changing aviation landscape. Through integration with Aireon’s advanced analytical methods, trusted partners and external data sources, Aireon enhances its quality air traffic control surveillance data with relevant real-time context.

“Aireon is strongly committed to meeting the needs of our ANSP customers to provide safety-critical, high-fidelity, real-time data for air traffic control and surveillance,” said Stone Coaster, Aireon’s Vice President of Customer Affairs. “Our commercial data products use the same data that Aireon is known for and securely enhance it with other data sources – weather, flight information and status, surface conditions, etc. – to create data streams personalized and valuable analytical tools for our customers.”

These new capabilities will enable the introduction of real-time, data-driven decision making to support operational and strategic users. Aireon customers will have access to new information associated with aircraft safety and operational efficiency. Additionally, the new Aireon products will monitor flights in real time, alerting stakeholders to unwanted safety and operational events. This will create an enabling environment for new knowledge on identifying risks and establishing best practices, better knowledge sharing and a better environment for all airspace users.

“The next 20 years of aviation will be the most revolutionary since the introduction of the jet engine. New operational paradigms such as drones, urban mobility, commercial space, trajectory-based operations, strategic management Long-range and real-time security assurance requires ubiquitous, high-fidelity data, and Aireon’s products and services will be a key part of that infrastructure,” said Thoma.

To experience some of these new features, visit us this week at World ATM Congress Booth 816 at Madrid, Spain.

About Aireon LLC

Aireon has deployed a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft worldwide. Aireon is harnessing next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that were previously ground-based and, for the first time ever, expanding their reach globally to dramatically improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and deliver cost savings to all stakeholders. ADS-B space surveillance covers oceanic, polar and remote regions and complements existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with major ANSPs around the world, such as NAV CANADAthe Irish aviation authority, ENAV, UK NATS and NAVIAIR, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon provides a real-time, space-based global air traffic surveillance system available to all aviation stakeholders. For more information, please visit

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