Aireon inks 12-year deal for global air traffic control surveillance

Aireon LLC said that it has signed a 12-year agreement for data services with NATS, the U.K.´s privatized provider of air traffic control services and a provider of air traffic management in the North Atlantic, Europe and internationally.

NATS will also be a charter air navigation service provider of Aireon, working closely with NAV CANADA and the Federal Aviation Administration on the technical and operational development of space-based ADS-B services. In this capacity, the three organizations will work on the development of common requirements for the service, including the development of policies, standards and operational procedures.

NATS and Aireon have also signed a commercial agreement to collaborate in the marketing and deployment of Aireon´s space-based ADS-B services in other global regions and to develop new value-added applications for aviation and air traffic management using AireonSM services.

Headquartered in McLean, VA, Aireon LLC was formed to provide air navigation service providers with the capability to track aircraft anywhere in the world in near-real time, including the only coverage over oceanic, polar and remote regions. Its website is at www.aireon.com.

NATS is the UK´s provider of air traffic management services. Its website is at www.nats.co.uk.

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