Leonardo signs MOU with Aireon to integrate space-based data into automation products suite

Italy based aerospace company Leonardo has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Aireon LLC, which will allow Leonardo to integrate space-based Automatic Dependent Broadcast (ADS-B) data into its ´LeadInSky´ ATM system, the company said.

LeadInSky is Leonardo´s latest-generation Air Traffic Management (ATM) automation platform. It offers safer and more secure air traffic control via multi-level redundancies and disaster-recovery capabilities.

By integrating space-based ADS-B data into the LeadInSky ATM platform, Leonardo will allow ANSPs to dynamically optimize flight routes and improve airspace management using the only global, real-time dataset of aircraft movements that covers ADS-B equipped aircraft.

Leonardo provides advanced Air Traffic Management (ATM) solutions for Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs). Leonardo is among the top ten global players in Aerospace, Defence and Security and Italy´s main industrial company.

Aireon LLC is a developer of the world´s first space-based air traffic surveillance system. Aireon will have an operational, global, space-based air traffic surveillance system in 2018.