September 27, 2016 4:08 AM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Aireon LLC

Company Overview

Aireon LLC designs, develops, and deploys space-based global air traffic surveillance systems for commercial aviation companies and air navigation service providers primarily in North America, Australia, and Europe. It offers space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) systems that are capable of surveilling and tracking ADS-B equipped aircraft around the globe in real-time, including oceanic, polar, and remote regions. 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, President and Director
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer
Director and Chief Executive Officer of Iridium Communications, Inc
Age: 58
Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering
Vice President of Strategic Programs
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Aireon LLC Key Developments

Aireon Partners with Flightaware to Launch GlobalBeacon for Global Flight Tracking

Aireon LLC and FlightAware have partnered to launch GlobalBeacon, a solution providing airlines with 100% global flight tracking. GlobalBeacon is designed to ensure airlines are in compliance with Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations and requirements. GlobalBeacon will provide airlines with minute-by-minute, global tracking of automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft. GlobalBeacon's combines data from Aireon's space-based ADS-B aircraft surveillance network, due to be operational by 2018, and FlightAware's flight tracking web interface and worldwide flight tracking data -- including origin, destination, flight plan route, position and estimated time of arrival. When implemented, airlines will be equipped to meet or exceed GADSS requirements and recommendations, with no new avionics required.

Aireon LLC Signs Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Civil Aviation in Myanmar

Aireon LLC announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in Myanmar. DCA will collaborate with Aireon to develop a concept of operations and benefits analysis for the deployment of Aireon's space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) service. DCA provides air traffic control, air navigation, aeronautical information and aeronautical telecommunication for international and domestic aircraft inside the Yangon Flight Information Region (FIR). It controls an increasingly busy air traffic thoroughfare between Asia, Europe and the Middle East, with some of its territory being oceanic where terrestrial-based systems are limited.

Aireon Signs MOA to Advance Deployment of Space-Based ADS-B in Russian Airspace

Aireon LLC has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with two leading Russian organizations, JSC AZIMUT and JSC INFOCOM-Avia, to evaluate the benefits of deploying space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in Russian Federation airspace. Analyses will be performed on how space-based ADS-B will enhance air traffic monitoring, support air traffic management and improve airline and airport operations. Aireon's space-based ADS-B service will be operational in 2018, shortly after the completion of the Iridium NEXT constellation. The first Iridium NEXT launch is scheduled for September 12, 2016, when the company will launch 10 satellites using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket out of the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Aireon's launch customers include NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Naviair, ENAV, NATS, South Africa's Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Curacao's DC-ANSP.

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