January 22, 2017 11:53 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 Signs Data Services Agreement with Isavia

Aireon announced that it has signed a data services agreement with Isavia. Isavia will deploy Aireon's space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) service throughout the Reykjavik Oceanic Control Area (OCA). In addition to providing enhanced redundancy to existing terrestrial surveillance resources in the southern part of the airspace, the AireonSM service will, for the first time ever, provide real-time surveillance and tracking in the region extending from 70 degrees north to the North Pole. With control of more than 5.4 million square kilometers of airspace, Isavia is looking to improve safety, and efficiency (through reduced separation) of operations by expanding the ADS-B service area. Continuity of service will be enhanced through use of Aireon's technology in airspace where line-of-sight surveillance is already.

Aireon Launches First 10 ADS-B Satellites

Aireon has successfully launched and deployed the first ten satellites hosting its space-based automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (ADS-B) system. Part of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation, Aireon's space-based ADS-B network will provide real-time air traffic surveillance and flight tracking across 100% of the planet. Currently, more than 70% of the earth, including oceanic and remote airspace, has no existing air traffic surveillance.

Aireon LLC and FlightAware Announce New Partnership with SITAONAIR to Provide Space-Based ADS-B Flight Tracking to Airlines

Aireon LLC, FlightAware and SITAONAIR announced a new partnership to provide SITAONAIR's airline customers with Aireon's space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data. Starting in 2018, SITAONAIR airline customers with ADS-B Out equipped aircraft will have access to 100% global flight tracking data, in real time, through SITAONAIR's AIRCOM® FlightTracker product. The partnership also means that airlines already using SITAONAIR's AIRCOM® FlightTracker product will automatically begin seeing the new AireonSM data appear in their systems without the need for new avionics or for aircraft modifications. Additionally, prospective customers can be up and running to receive the new data in as short as one week. The Aireon data will be delivered to SITAONAIR via FlightAware, which provides a secure streaming data feed of flight positions and flight status data via a combination of worldwide air traffic control data, ground-based ADS-B, and aircraft datalink information. Currently, AIRCOM® FlightTracker is an ACARS and terrestrial surveillance-based system that provides regular flight position updates and requires no modification to aircraft. The solution works by gathering data from multiple global sources, complementing active Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) Future Air Navigation System activity with additional automatic dependent surveillance-contract connectivity. The addition of Aireon's space-based ADS-B data will for the first time provide 100% global coverage in real time, thereby resolving all data feed coverage gaps that may remain.

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