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Irish Aviation Authority completes first step toward Aireon rescue service.

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Aireon LLC has completed a service delivery point Factory Acceptance Test with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Ireland's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), the company said.

The test confirmed that the IAA's service delivery equipment, a critical component for receiving global air traffic surveillance data, is performing to standards. This is the first major step towards deploying space-based ADS-B in Irish airspace, in addition to implementing Aireon Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (ALERT) service, Aireon's free global emergency-tracking service hosted and operated by the IAA.

Completion of this first milestone clears the path for the additional steps needed to integrate space-based ADS-B data into an operational setting and provide Aireon ALERT to the world's aviation stakeholders, including ANSPs, airlines, regulators and search and rescue organizations.

The Factory Acceptance Test verified the system functionality and assembly. It also measured the associated hardware design elements. Aireon and the IAA are working towards additional milestones over the next 18 months, including Site Acceptance Testing, which will verify the system functionality, and Implementation Service Acceptance Testing to verify the accuracy of the data.

Aireon ALERT will be the only free service providing global coverage and GPS location and real-time tracking data to assist rescue coordination centers in emergency situations. Through a 24/7 communications facility, operated by the IAA at its North Atlantic Communications centre in Ballygirreen, Ireland, Aireon ALERT will make it possible to precisely query the location and flight track of any ADS-B equipped aircraft flying in distress.

Aireon is deploying a global, space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft over the entire globe.

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