Aireon, FlightAware partner with SITAONAIR in space-based ADS-B flight tracking

Aireon LLC, FlightAware and SITAONAIR have partnered to provide SITAONAIR´s airline customers with Aireon´s space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data, the company said.

Starting in 2018, SITAONAIR airline customers with ADS-B Out equipped aircraft will have access to 100 percent global flight tracking data, in real time, through SITAONAIR´s AIRCOM FlightTracker product.

The partnership allows airlines already using SITAONAIR´s AIRCOM® FlightTracker product to begin seeing the new AireonSM data appear in their systems without the need for new avionics or for aircraft modifications.

Aireon LLC deploys a global, space-based air traffic surveillance system for automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft over the entire 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, and using global datalink.

SITAONAIR is the SITA Group´s nose-to-tail connected aircraft business, providing products and services an airline needs to realize a connected aircraft with products and services designed for passengers, cabin crew, cockpit crew, aircraft data and maintenance operations, flight operations and air traffic control.