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Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Aireon LLC

Company Overview

Aireon LLC develops aviation surveillance systems for commercial aviation industry in North America, Australia, Europe, and internationally. The company develops air transport traffic management and surveillance system; automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) systems for monitoring air traffic; and ADS-B receivers that detect signals from equipped commercial aircraft in areas, including vital airways over oceans, mountains, remote areas, and polar regions. It also serves air navigation service providers and air carriers. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in McLean, Virginia. Aireon LLC operates as a subsidiary of Iridium Satellite LLC.

1750 Tysons Boulevard

Suite 1400

McLean, VA 22102

United States

Founded in 2011





Key Executives for Aireon LLC

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer
Director and Chief Executive Officer of Iridium Communications
Age: 56
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Strategic Programs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Aireon LLC Key Developments

Aireon LLC Names Vincent Capezzuto as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering

Aireon LLC announced that Vincent Capezzuto has joined Aireon as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering for the company. Effective September 20, 2014, Capezzuto is leading the design, development and implementation of the Aireon(SM) system as a member of the executive management team. Capezzuto joins Aireon with over thirty years experience in air traffic management. Most recently he was Director, PMO Air Traffic Systems for the FAA.

Aireon LLC Appoints Cyriel Kronenburg as Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Aireon LLC has appointed Cyriel Kronenburg as the vice president of sales and marketing for the company. Effective June 23, 2014, Kronenburg will join Aireon to lead the global sales and marketing efforts and support the adoption of space-based ADS-B surveillance services by the world's air navigation service providers (ANSP) and airlines. Kronenburg joins the company with extensive industry experience, most recently as the global head of air traffic control (ATC) charges for the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Aireon Signs Agreement with NAV Portugal

Aireon LLC announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NAV Portugal to become an early customer of the transformational Aireon(SM) service. Under the MOU, NAV Portugal will work with Aireon, NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Naviair (Denmark), and NATS in the U.K. to define how Aireon's space-based surveillance service can be used for improving air traffic management over the North Atlantic, the busiest oceanic airspace in the world, laying the foundation for a future long-term data services agreement between NAV Portugal and Aireon. Aireon will enable NAV Portugal to improve the safety and efficiency of services in its airspace, including the strategically important oceanic airspace of the Santa Maria Flight Information Region. As part of both the North Atlantic Systems Planning Group (NAT SPG) and the North Atlantic Implementation Management Group (NAT IMG), NAV Portugal is well versed in the opportunities to enhance communications, surveillance and air traffic management capabilities in the region. In conjunction with NAV CANADA and NATS, NAV Portugal will lend their industry expertise to the deployment of space-based ADS-B services in the North Atlantic. NAV Portugal is also an important player in the management of air traffic between Europe and South America, further extending the airspace that will benefit from the space-based ADS-B solution.

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