CAAS, Aireon to deploy space-based ADS-B service

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Aireon LLC have signed an agreement to provide space-based automatic dependent surveillance — broadcast (ADS-B) data for the Singapore Flight Information Region (FIR), the companies said.

The agreement was signed by Kevin Shum, Director-General of CAAS, and Don Thoma, Chief Executive Officer of Aireon, on the sidelines of the Singapore Airshow.

Singapore will be the first air navigation service provider in the Asia Pacific region to adopt space-based ADS-B. The agreement includes a 12-year subscription to Aireon´s space-based ADS-B service which will allow for comprehensive surveillance coverage over the airspace in the entire Singapore FIR.

Aireon´s space-based ADS-B service will be operational in 2018.

Aireon is deploying a global, space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft over the entire globe.

The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore´s success.