100% Global Coverage
Are you ready for GADSS?
GlobalBeacon is a first of its kind product from Aireon and FlightAware. As a turnkey solution for compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS), GlobalBeacon enables airlines of all sizes to proactively positions themselves to respond in the event of an emergency.
GlobalBeacon facilitates communication between aircraft operator and controller with constant fleet monitoring, automated distress alerts and tools that make it easy to share information.
GlobalBeacon was designed based GADSS criteria for flight tracking:
- Beginning in November 2018, airlines and aircraft operators will be expected to track their fleet anywhere in the world at a frequency of one position every 15 minutes during normal operations.
- By 2021, they will need to automatically receive positions once-per-minute for aircraft in distress.
GlobalBeacon exceeds both GADSS flight tracking components today, with a solution that is both cost-effective and easy to deploy.
By combining FlightAware’s data processing platform and web-interface with Aireon’s space-based ADS-B network, GlobalBeacon transcends borders and Flight Information Regions (FIRs) and eliminates coverage gaps in polar airspace as well as over deserts and oceanic regions.
Aircraft equipped with ADS-B out transponders are tracked automatically with their position broadcast in real time. Since ADS-B Out 1090MHz is mandated throughout the world, most aircraft do not require additional equipment to take advantage of GlobalBeacon.
At least one position per minute under all operating conditions
100% global coverage from the Aireon network of space-based ADS-B receivers
Instant Distress Notifications
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Aireon and FlightAware partner to provide GADSS solutions to airlines and aircraft operators.
Aireon network has nearly global coverage with 15 minute or better position updates.
Airlines begin Beta testing GlobalBeacon and Aireon data.
GlobalBeacon is ready for operational use and Airlines and aircraft operators are expected to automatically receive aircraft positions at least once every 15 minutes.
Airlines and aircraft operators are expected to automatically receive aircraft positions at least once-every-minute when an aircraft is in distress.