Aireon, Cirium Announce Flight Data Sharing Agreement

 - February 10, 2022, 10:20 AM
Jeremy Bowen, Cirium CEO, and Don Thoma, Aireon CEO, sign a new agreement to bring together Aireon's global flight tracking data with Cirium's complete database of fleet, flight status, and airline schedules. (Photo: Business Wire)

London-based aviation analytics firm Cirium and Aireon—a Virginia-headquartered company using satellites for global aircraft tracking—have entered a long-term agreement in which the companies will integrate their data sets. This will provide aerospace clients, such as airlines and aircraft manufacturers, with a new level of real-time flight data.

Under the agreement, Cirium will gain access to Aireon’s ADS-B air traffic surveillance data while Aireon will be able to use Cirium’s flight schedule and status information to enhance the AireonStream, AireonFlow, and AireonInsights product lines. According to Cirium CEO Jeremy Bowen, the combining of the data will allow the companies to provide clients with accurate calculations of departure and arrival times, as well as aircraft utilization and carbon emissions information.

“This collaboration, combining two best-in-class data providers, will allow Cirium and Aireon customers to achieve even greater awareness of the global airspace to allow better, safer, and more operationally efficient decisions,” said Aireon CEO Don Thoma.