Aireon is deploying a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon will harness next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that are currently ground-based and, for the first time ever, extend their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Real-time ADS-B surveillance will cover oceanic, polar and remote regions, as well as augment 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 and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon will have an operational, global, space-based air traffic surveillance system by 2018.
McLean, US
Size (employees)
43 (est)+3%
Aireon was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in McLean, US
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Key People/Management at Aireon

Don Thoma

Don Thoma

Alan Khalili

Alan Khalili

Cyriel Kronenburg

Cyriel Kronenburg

Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Aireon Office Locations

Aireon has an office in McLean
McLean, US (HQ)
1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1400
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Aireon Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$50 m

Latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago
Aireon's latest funding round in February 2014 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Aireon has raised $50 m
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Aireon News and Updates

Aireon partner invests $69 million in space-based aircraft tracking system

Aireon raised $69 million from a British partner, enabling the aircraft-tracking startup to begin making hosting payments to Iridium Communications.

Iridium to complete next-generation satellite deployment by this fall

Iridium expects to have its next-generation satellite constellation deployed and in service by this fall as it looks to win approvals for new maritime and aviation applications.
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