SEATTLE - Boeing sought a technology provider to provide space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) services. They found their solution from Aireon in McLean, Va. Boeing will use the stream to expand its advanced data analytics capabilities in its effort to further strengthen commercial air travel safety.
Aireon will provide historical aircraft data and near real-time aircraft event data via its AireonINSIGHTS product for select Boeing airplane programs.
As part of its implementation of an enterprise Safety Management System (SMS), Boeing will integrate the ADS-B data into its safety analytics tools. SMS is an integrating framework for managing safety risks. Through the use of data science and data analytics, the information will deliver insights to proactively identify hazards and monitor emerging safety trends.
The global space-based ADS-B data from AireonINSIGHTS can help customers gain insights to key performance indicators on flight safety.
Aireon has deployed a space-based air traffic surveillance system for ADS-B-equipped aircraft worldwide. Space-based ADS-B surveillance covers oceanic, polar, and remote regions, and augments existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace.
“The power of the Aireon data unlocks a cache of information for Boeing regarding the operations of its aircraft in the global airspace. With this integration, Boeing will have data to provide a full operational view of its fleet, and we are excited to partner with them,” said Don Thoma, Aireon CEO.