Press Release: ASECNA to expand Aireon data usage

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueThe Agency for Aerial Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) will be deepening its air traffic management capabilities using an expanded portfolio of products from Aireon, the world’s leading provider of space-based  automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) services. 

ASECNA, who has been operational using Aireon data across its 6 managed FIRs since 2020, plans to use AireonFLOW for air traffic flow management capabilities, which will help the ANSP to extend visibility of flights outside its busy airspace and help better predict traffic flows planning to enter in its airspace. The parties have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement, with a definitive Agreement to be finalized in the coming weeks. 

“ASECNA has proven its leadership in the world for air traffic surveillance and safety. They were an early-adopter of space-based ADS-B, and now they are the first ANSP in Africa to plan usage of AireonFLOW,” said Don Thoma, Aireon CEO. “Aireon is looking forward to a continued partnership with ASECNA.” 

“This new capability is completely aligned with the ASECNA strategy of a Single African Airspace. By having the ability to extend traffic visibility outside ASECNA airspace, the African continent will be aligning ATFM capabilities with Europe and the US, using state of the art technologies to evolve and accommodate traffic demand, avoiding delays and reducing carbon footprint,” said Mohamed Moussa, Director General of ASECNA.  

AireonFLOW, which is already in operation with EUROCONTROL, provides gate-to-gate, high fidelity ATS surveillance data, which, when combined with flight and airspace contextual information, enhances prediction capabilities of flow management and other relevant air traffic capacity and demand platforms. 

For a demo of AireonFLOW or any of Aireon’s market-leading suite of aviation data products, please visit us at Booth 816 at this week’s World ATM Congress in Madrid, Spain. 

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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, ENAV, NATS UK 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. 

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