October 21, 2016 3:34 PM 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

Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority, Aireon LLC Sign Data Services Agreement for Air Traffic Surveillance

Aireon LLC has signed a data services agreement with the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA). SCAA will gain access to complete surveillance of the Seychelles FIR region, covering an area of approximately 2.63 million square kilometers, a majority of which is oceanic airspace and borders the flight information regions of Kenya, Somalia, India, Mauritius, Madagascar and Tanzania.SCAA operates an airspace block that is seeing increased air traffic flow, particularly between Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific region. By partnering with Aireon, SCAA receives space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) global aircraft tracking solution. Once deployed, Aireon's system will feature real-time flight monitoring for ADS-B Out equipped aircraft, covering 100% of the globe.

Aireon and FlightAware Announce Qatar Airways as GlobalBeacon Launch Partner

Aireon LLC and FlightAware announced that Qatar Airways will be the first airline to adopt the new GlobalBeacon(SM) solution to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations. The agreement will provide Qatar Airways' Integrated Operations Centre with minute-by-minute, global tracking of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft by 2018. GlobalBeacon combines FlightAware's worldwide flight tracking information – including origin, destination, flight plan route, position, estimated time of arrival – with data from Aireon's space-based ADS-B aircraft surveillance system, due to be operational in 2018. The solution will provide Qatar Airways with technology to meet and exceed GADSS requirements and recommendations.

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.

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