Press Release: PASSUR and Aireon in pact to power aviation analytics


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and bluePASSUR® Aerospace, Inc., an industry leader in predictive analytics and collaboration, and Aireon LLC, a leader in global space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B), today announced an agreement that will integrate Aireon’s global, gate-to-gate ADS-B dataset, into PASSUR’s AR\VA™ platform.

This integration will be the first to feature Aireon’s air traffic service (ATS) surveillance-quality data feed including high-fidelity, low latency airport surface surveillance and global International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)- compliant flight tracking on PASSUR’s AR\VA platform.

The partnership will also power PASSUR’s predictive arrival times (ETA) and constraint forecasting services, delivering advanced disruption management, as well as PASSUR’s unique collaborative airfield management solutions, to any airline, airport, or business aviation service provider globally.

PASSUR AR\VA – a single platform, cloud based solution, available across multiple devices – delivers greater efficiency in airline and airport operations management, resource utilization and improved throughput through industry-leading flight trajectory forecasting technology; advanced predictability in airline demand and air traffic/airport capacity; collaborative airfield traffic workflow; and operational disruption alerting and resolution.

The global availability of PASSUR’s advanced predictive analytics empowers the global aviation industry to accelerate automation and optimization — critical for reducing the USD $24B in costs caused by disruption and uncertainty. At a major US airline, the financial impact of reducing scheduled block time by just one minute is approximately USD $100M.

“The combination of Aireon’s space-based ADS-B data, including its newest surface surveillance dataset, with PASSUR’s advanced decision support, expands our ability to deliver actionable automation, driven by machine learning and artificial intelligence — with a clear path to return on investment,” said Brian Cook, President and CEO of PASSUR Aerospace. “With our current industry conditions, it is more important than ever to make smart technology investments that reduce costs and compensate for lost expertise.”

“Aireon’s global air traffic surveillance data will now be expanded to include airport surface data. With its gate-to-gate, high-fidelity coverage, Aireon data will enable PASSUR products to facilitate more accurate and actionable decision-support and provide a greater level of prediction capabilities,” said Cyriel Kronenburg, Vice President of Aviation Services at Aireon. “We are delighted to partner with PASSUR to offer enhanced airfield management solutions to airports and airlines, as well airspace optimization solutions. Transparency and prediction are two of the major common denominators in providing highly accurate air traffic management products.”



PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. (“PASSUR” or the “Company”), a New York corporation founded in 1967, as the operations platform of choice for aviation experts, with a unique combination of global data, decision support, and subject matter expertise offering solutions to improve operational efficiencies.  Whether seeking capacity improvements, reacting to IROPS, rebuilding after a global shock, or efficiently running your daily schedule; our platform and people, deliver actionable-data and tooling in the hands of your operations leadership. Our collaborative framework uniquely enhances data sharing, communications, and decision-making within and between the stakeholders in an operations ecosystem. PASSUR provides its solutions to the largest airlines and airports globally including US, Canada, Europe, and Latin America.

About Aireon LLC

Aireon 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 formerly ground-based and, for the first time ever, is extending their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Space-based ADS-B surveillance covers oceanic, polar and remote regions, and augments existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with leading ANSPs from around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Enav, NATS and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon is providing a global, real-time, space-based air traffic surveillance system, available to all aviation stakeholders.