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April 27, 2015 1:03 PM ET

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, President and Director
Age: 52
Chief Financial Officer
Director and Chief Executive Officer of Iridium Communications, Inc
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 Signs Agreement with Airports Authority of India to Explore Enhanced Safety in the Region

Aireon LLC announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Airports Authority of India, to collaborate on the potential deployment of Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast services in Indian airspace as a potential future customer of Aireon. This announcement expands the planned deployment of AireonSM service in Asia. Under the terms of this agreement, AAI will work with Aireon to develop applicable regulations, standards and procedures for ADS-B in its airspace; identify specific requirements for AAI's use of space-based ADS-B surveillance; and demonstrate how the use of ADS-B can improve aviation operations in Indian airspace. This agreement supports AAI's commitment to providing safe, efficient and cost-effective air navigation services on a long-term sustainable basis. The relationship will also leverage and support AAI's experience in controlling a high-traffic area that is developing into a major aviation hub in the region, especially with growing routes between the Middle East and Asia.

Aireon Inks ADS-B Agreement with Central, West African ANSP

Aireon has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Agency for the Security of Aviation Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) to provide Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) capabilities to the West and Central African regions. ASECNA, the Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) for 17 African states, plans to use Aireon's satellite aircraft tracking services to improve Air Traffic Management (ATM) across the airspace under their control. Aireon plans to provide its global air traffic surveillance services as early as 2017. Under the MOA, the companies will collaborate to assess the requirements and benefits of space-based ADS-B services in their airspace, which covers six Flight Information Regions (FIR) including the Dakar oceanic FIR that connects Western Africa and Europe to South America and the Caribbean. This agreement includes evaluating the coordinated use of the service in neighboring regional airspace.

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.

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