Sunhillo equipment is being used by Aireon for space-based ADS-B deployment
West Berlin, NJ, May 13, 2019 – Sunhillo Corporation is pleased to announce that Aireon is utilizing Sunhillo’s surveillance data conversion and distribution products both within the Aireon core network and for several Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) .
Effective last month, Aireon’s space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft went into live operations. Aireon is the first ever, global air traffic surveillance system, and is currently in trial use over the North Atlantic Ocean. Deployment will commence in seven additional regions by the end of the year.
Dave Whitman, President/CEO at Sunhillo stated, “Sunhillo is proud to be providing surveillance products to Aireon. Being a part of delivering Aireon’s spaced-based ADS-B solution to the aviation community is extremely exciting. Aireon’s solution is key in air traffic surveillance evolution and in helping to further ensure air traffic is properly tracked and managed throughout the world.”
Prior to Aireon’s system coming online, traditional ground-based surveillance covered just 30 percent of the globe. This meant civil aviation authorities, commercial carriers, and related industry stakeholders relied upon position updates from aircraft every 10-14 minutes to track aircraft outside of radar coverage, not the real-time updates that the Aireon service provides.
Vincent Capezzuto, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President, Engineering at Aireon stated, “Working with a partner like Sunhillo to bring our space-based ADS-B system from concept to actual deployment is a tremendous benefit not only to Aireon, but to our many customers around the world. The 25+ years of experience and knowledge Sunhillo has with radar data and air traffic system and surveillance data acquisition and distribution has enabled customers to have easy access to space-based ADS-B and allows them to seamlessly transform their own air traffic surveillance technology.”
About Sunhillo Corporation
Sunhillo is a global leader in surveillance and flight data distribution and conversion systems. Sunhillo is an ISO 9001:2015 certified small business that handles all lifecycle aspects of surveillance data distribution systems for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), US Military, civil aviation authorities, and national defense organizations across the globe. Solutions include: surveillance data distribution and conversion, surveillance monitoring and display, ADS-B, TDM to IP, UAS ATC Integration / BVLOS.
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 formally 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.
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