Airports Authority of India to implement Aireon air traffic surveillance service

Virginia-based Aireon LLC has announced The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has agreed to implement Aireon´s air traffic surveillance service in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata´s oceanic airspaces, the company said.

These regions are located in the Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean and represent over six million square kilometers. The goal is to deploy space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) by the end of 2019.

This agreement will immediately provide AAI coverage of all ADS-B OUT 1090 MHz equipped oceanic air traffic, ensuring one of the densest oceanic airspaces in the world has access to the best tools to enhance safety and efficiency and accommodate unprecedented double-digit growth, year over year. Beyond those benefits, real-time air traffic surveillance over the busy routes between South East Asia, India, the Middle East and Europe and beyond will significantly increase efficiency and improve transitions between oceanic and domestic airspace.

Aireon LLC has deployed a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon is harnessing next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that were formally ground-based and is extending its reach globally to improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders.