Product Overview


GlobalBeacon is a web-based alerting dashboard that provides 100 percent global, real-time aircraft tracking, with minute-by-minute position updates as the standard rate of reporting. GlobalBeacon combines Aireon’s space-based ADS-B position data with FlightAware’s web interface and worldwide flight information – including origin, destination, and estimated time of arrival (ETA).

By leveraging technology commonly available on commercial aircraft, GlobalBeacon has a unique advantage over other potential solutions. Since ADS-B out is mandated throughout the world, most airlines and aircraft operators do not need to worry about additional equipment to take advantage of GlobalBeacon.

GlobalBeacon is a turn-key solution that gives airlines and aircraft operators the peace of mind that their fleet is being monitored anywhere in the world and provides real-time 4D aircraft positions and customizable alerts for immediate notification when an aircraft is in distress.

  • 4D position information reported at a standard interval of at least once-per-minute.
  • 100% global coverage for monitoring aircraft anywhere in the world.
  • Automatically generates logs with 4D positions for aircraft in distress or potential distress.
  • Does not require additional avionics or equipment for aircraft equipped with 1090MHz ADS-B Out and a top mounted antenna.
  • Works in conjunction with existing processes and tools commonly used by operators.
  • Facilitates communication between operator and ATC with constant fleet monitoring, automated distress alerts and tools that make it easy to share information when needed.
  • Transcends borders and Flight Information Regions (FIRs), including polar airspace.
  • Easy to deploy and/or provision to any third party on behalf of the operator.

Key Components

GlobalBeacon empowers airlines and aircraft operators to exceed GADSS standards and recommended practices for flight tracking