Subscribe Free
in Air Transport / Technology / Space

DHMI and Aireon sign space-based ADS-B MoU

Posted 13 September 2017 · Add Comment

Aireon announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI), Turkey's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), for work on benefit analysis and concept of operations for the deployment of space-based ADS-B in Turkish airspace.

DHMI has agreed to collaborate with Aireon and intends to utilise space-based ADS-B to augment its current surveillance capabilities and also utilise it as a contingency layer in the event of an outage.

DHMI borders the dense EUROCONTROL airspace and provided terminal and passenger service to over 35 million domestic and international passengers across 55 airports in Turkey in the first three months of 2017. As a main region for international travel between continents, DHMI regulates and controls the airspace over the high seas within the Ankara and İstanbul Flight Information Regions (FIRs). DHMI will work with Aireon to develop a concept of operations for the implementation of space-based ADS-B in their airspace.

“DHMI controls one of the fastest growing airspaces on the European continent. There has been significant growth in international routes utilizing Turkey as a hub, and passenger traffic is at an all-time high,” said Cyriel Kronenburg, Vice President, Aviation Services, Aireon. “Aireon is primed and ready to assist DHMI in the creation of a concept of operations for the deployment of space-based ADS-B.”

Aireon announced on 25 June 2017 the successful launch and deployment of the second batch of 10 Iridium® NEXT satellites, carrying its space-based ADS-B payloads.  The third launch is scheduled for 4 October 2017 and will increase the total number of AireonSM payloads in orbit to 30, with another 45 prepared for space in a series of five additional launches, planned over the next year.

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

TAV Airports revenue reached EUR 1.1 billion in 2017

TAV Airports Holding increased passengers served 10% and reached 115 million.

Flydubai sees strong growth in revenues, record passengers and sustained profit

Flydubai has announced its full-year results for the year ending 31 December 2017.

Etihad Airways adds second daily service to Rome

Etihad Airways will add a second daily direct flight from its Abu Dhabi hub to Rome, effective 25 March 2018. The new service will take the total number of Etihad Airways’ flights on the route to 14 a week.

Emirates Aviation University career fair connects students with international companies

Emirates Aviation University recently hosted more than 20 companies at its campus in Dubai International Academic City, to help its students and graduates advance their job-seeking skills and gain access to career experts and local

Gulfstream to showcase new G500 and G650ER at Abu Dhabi Air Expo

Gulfstream Aerospace will showcase two of its award-winning, large-cabin aircraft at the Abu Dhabi Air Expo from Feb. 26-28.

Emirates A380 returns to Houston

Emirates will resume its flagship A380 service between Houston and Dubai from 1 June 2018.

Aviation Africa SK18418
See us at
AirportShow BT1502090518Global Aerospace BT2018Abu Dhabi AirExpo BT2018BIAS BT271017161118Istanbul Airshow BT22018SOFEX BT2018MEBAA BT2018Aviation Africa BT18418ArabianTravelMkBT250418