EUROCONTROL’s Deployment of Aireon’s Space-Based ADS-B for Flow Management

A Technical Overview
Aireon Flow illustration

Our technical webinar covered the recent Aireon - EUROCONTROL collaboration bringing space-based ADS-B to the Network Manager's operational performance.

EUROCONTROL has recently successfully integrated real-time air traffic surveillance data derived from Aireon’s space-based ADS-B system into the Network Manager’s Enhanced Traffic Flow Management System (ETFMS). The new data will significantly boost air traffic predictability by up to 20%, improving operational efficiency and resilience while unlocking capacity for the future that will help reduce environmental impacts.

Refreshed every 60 seconds, the new high-fidelity data will cover not only air traffic across all 41 EUROCONTROL Member States as well as Israel and Morocco, EUROCONTROL’s two Comprehensive Assessment States, but also peripheral zones stretching as far as the Middle East and North America. After processing the data, EUROCONTROL will work with air navigation service providers, airports and airlines to use the data to optimise flow management, which will play its part in improving the punctuality of arrivals and departures at European airports, benefitting passengers, staff and the environment.

Aireon’s data will also be integrated in EUROCONTROL’s new integrated Network Managemend (iNM) which will implement incremental updates to all of our operational systems and digital infrastructure, over the course of this decade.

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Please join Aireon and EUROCONTROL’s leading technical experts for a webinar detailing the project and what’s next as we move forward with the broad-organizational use of space-based ADS-B.

Iacopo Prissinotti
Iacopo Prissinotti
Director Network Management,
Don Thoma Chief Executive Officer, Aireon
Don Thoma
Chief Executive Officer,
Peter Naets
Strategic Technical Advisor to Director Network Manager,
Christos Rekkas Bio
Christos Rekkas
Head of Surveillance Domain,
Philippe Waroquiers
Philippe Waroquiers
Development Leader of Flight and Flow Applications,
Michele Carandente Deputy Vice President of Air Traffic Services, Aireon
Michele Carandente
Deputy Vice President of Air Traffic Services,

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