Aireon is excited to announce that it reached another important milestone last week when it signed a 17-year, $42 million agreement with Exelis.
Late last month I joined Iridium, its partners and Retired U.S. Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, to announce the formation of Aireon. It was a once-in-a-career opportunity to be a part of something that I believe will revolutionize air traffic surveillance and even global aviation as we know it.
Today, Iridium made a revolutionary announcement that will transform air traffic management forever.
Aireon, a planned joint venture between Iridium and NAV CANADA, the world’s largest oceanic ANSP by traffic volume, with support from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and suppliers Exelis and Harris Corporation, will allow fully global and continuous space-based monitoring and control of aircraft, even over oceans and remote regions where it is not possible today.