FlightAware Announces Global Space-Based ADS-B Flight Tracking



The First Global ADS-B Flight Tracking Constellation
Live data from Aireon’s ADS-B receivers on the Iridium NEXT constellation of 66 satellites with 100% global coverage, even over the North Pole and every ocean in the world.
No New Aircraft Equipment Required
Receives data from an aircraft’s automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) transponders, which has been mandated by ICAO to be equipped on all commercial aircraft by the year 2020.
Integrated into FlightAware
Aireon’s space-based ADS-B data is always available in GlobalBeacon and can be instantly enabled and seamlessly integrated into every FlightAware service. Simply enable a subscription to space-based ADS-B and the near-realtime global positions will be fused into your FlightAware Global, Firehose, and FlightXML accounts, including mobile apps and alerts.
Exceeds ICAO Flight Tracking Requirement for Airlines
By providing at least one position every minute, anywhere on the globe, FlightAware and Aireon have the first truly global solution for airlines to comply with ICAO’s Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System (GADSS) requirement.