August 28, 2016 10:03 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

Phone:

703-287-7400

Fax:

703-287-7450

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 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.

Aireon, ATNS Sign Regional Commercialization Agreement

Aireon and South Africa's Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) have signed a Regional Commercialization Agreement to jointly develop the uses of space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) data throughout the Southern part of the African continent. The Regional Commercialization Agreement will establish the framework for facilitating the use of space-based ADS-B data in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. The Agreement will leverage ATNS's leadership role in the SADC as the operator of the regional VSAT network to distribute space-based ADS-B data to remote locations over satellite links, thereby extending the surveillance capabilities to regions where ground-based communications are prohibitive. In addition to air traffic surveillance, ATNS will work with regional Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) to collectively use space-based ADS-B data to develop a regional flow control solution that will complement the existing SADC VSAT network. Regional flow control will result in substantial cost-savings and operational benefits to the airlines and ANSPs in the region. The timing of this agreement coincides with Iridium's recent completion of its first Iridium NEXT satellites. The first Iridium NEXT launch with SpaceX is scheduled for this summer, when the company will launch 10 satellites using a Falcon 9 rocket out of the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Iridium NEXT constellation is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017, and the Aireon service will be fully operational in 2018.

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