Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group

14 Nov 2018

Rockwell Collins: first to offer space-based ADS-B flight tracking

Rockwell Collins is providing AireonSMspace-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADS-B) flight tracking to its aviation customers.


The Aireon network is hosted on the Iridium NEXT constellation of satellites, which consists of 66 low-earth-orbit satellites that each carry an Aireon ADS-B receiver.

The constellation provides truly global coverage with once-per-minute position updates as the standard rate of reporting - anywhere in the world. The technology will be required in many countries throughout the world by 2020 and aircraft operators typically do not need to install additional equipment to take advantage of Aireon coverage.


Daniel Baker, FlightAware Founder and CEO commented: “Aireon space-based ADS-B is truly a game changer for the aviation industry and we are thrilled that Rockwell Collins recognizes its potential to improve operations,”

“Rockwell Collins customers benefit from the certainty of their aircraft’s position, even over oceans, polar regions, deserts, or jungles - all places where frequent position accuracy has historically been difficult to achieve,” said Bob Richard, senior director, ARINCDirect for Rockwell Collins.

Read more on the Rockwell Collins website.

Rockwell Collins will be exhibiting at Airport Show 2019 taking place in Dubai on 29 April – 1 May.

Read more about the event here