Aireon, FlightAware partner to provide IRT aircraft tracking to Qatar Airways

Aireon LLC and FlightAware have partnered to offer the GlobalBeacon aircraft tracking solution to Qatar Airways, the companies said.

The companies said the solution will help the airline 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.

Aireon LLC deploys a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the globe.

FlightAware is a flight tracking data company that provides over 10,000 aircraft operators and service companies as well as over 12,000,000 passengers with global flight tracking solutions. FlightAware leverages data from air traffic control systems in over 55 countries, from FlightAware´s network of over 8,000 ADS-B ground stations in over 140 countries.

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, operates a modern fleet of 190 aircraft flying to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across six continents.