Aireon and FlightAware announced a partnership in September 2016. FlightAware fuses position data from Aireon’s space-based ADS-B network with their flight information to provide the first and only solution for 100 percent global, near-real-time coverage for airlines and aircraft operators.

In addition to GlobalBeacon, FlightAware is also integrating Aireon space-based ADS-B into their other data services and flight tracking tools currently used by over 10,000 aircraft operators and service companies.

About Aireon

Aireon is deploying the first global, space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) service capable of surveilling and tracking ADS-B equipped aircraft around the globe in real-time. The Aireon system is hosted by the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation and will provide ADS-B coverage for the entire planet, bringing real-time surveillance to oceanic, polar and remote regions for the first time.

By harnessing the capabilities of ADS-B through a single, global system, Aireon will be able to significantly improve efficiency, expand safety, reduce carbon emissions and provide cost savings to aviation stakeholders.

Previously, over 70% of the world had no air traffic surveillance, especially in remote and oceanic airspace. Aireon will change that. Aireon works with all 1090MHz equipped aircraft with a top mounted antenna– no need for additional avionics as 1090MHz is mandated throughout the world.

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About FlightAware

FlightAware is the world’s largest flight tracking information company and provides over 10,000 aircraft operators and service companies as well as over 12 million passengers with global flight tracking solutions.

FlightAware leverages data from air traffic control systems in over 45 countries, from FlightAware’s network of ADS-B ground stations in over 190 countries, from Aireon space-based global ADS-B, and using global datalink (satellite/VHF) via every major provider, including ARINC, SITA, Satcom Direct, Garmin, Honeywell GDC and UVdatalink.

HyperFeed™, FlightAware’s rules based machine learning engine, seamlessly integrates data from thousands of sources around the world to yield the most accurate and comprehensive flight tracking. Founded in 2005, FlightAware has provided powerful web-based interfaces and data feeds to support optimization and reliability in the aviation industry for over a decade.

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