Aireon’s Free Alert Service Finds HQ in Ireland

 - February 13, 2015, 9:00 AM

Aireon will operate its free Aircraft Locating and Emergency Response Tracking (Alert) service from the Irish Aviation Authority’s North Atlantic Communications Centre in Ballygirreen, Ireland. The Alert service uses Aireon’s space-based ADS-B surveillance capability, which can track any aircraft transmitting ADS-B signals on the worldwide 1090 MHz ADS-B out frequency in any of the world’s flight information regions. Alert is a free service for rescue agencies, ATC providers or operators that need the location and last flight track of ADS-B-equipped aircraft, according to Aireon.

“Recent events further highlight the importance of having a system that offers real-time, global surveillance of aircraft to be able to provide quick, accurate information to search-and-rescue teams in emergencies,” said Aireon president and CEO Don Thoma.