Aireon has announced it has signed a 10-year agreement with EUROCONTROL that enables the provision of space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) data, the company said.
This will enhance flow management capabilities across EUROCONTROL´s 41 European Member States and two Comprehensive Agreement (CA) States contributing to improve predictability, capacity, environmental impact supporting sustainable growth throughout the European region. It will also support other applications, such as crisis management, contingency management, environmental monitoring, performance monitoring and expanded datasets for post-analysis, traffic statistics and safety-related assessments.
Aireon data will be integrated into the EUROCONTROL´s enhanced tactical flow management system (ETFMS), which provides data to European aviation stakeholders, regardless of operational borders, in real time.
Spanning 43 countries from Turkey to Ireland, Finland to Portugal, EUROCONTROL´s Member States and CA States between them encompass over 11.5 million square kilometers of terrestrial airspace, as well as part of the airspace over the North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Baltic.
Aireon LLC has deployed a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe.
EUROCONTROL is an intergovernmental organisation with 41 Member and 2 Comprehensive Agreement States committed to supporting European aviation and building.