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HK Civil Aviation Department deploys Aireon's eye in the sky

THE Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the Government of the Hong Kong's air navigation service provider (ANSP) has selected Aireon, of Mclean, Virginia to provide space-based ADS-B for Air Traffic Service (ATS) surveillance services

10 September 2020 - 19:00

THE Civil Aviation Department (CAD) of the Government of the Hong Kong's air navigation service provider (ANSP) has selected Aireon, of Mclean, Virginia to provide space-based ADS-B for Air Traffic Service (ATS) surveillance services.

Hong Kong's Civil Aviation Department will provide annual air traffic services for more than 400,000 aircraft landing and departing and manage overflights passing through the flight information region.



Aireon will provide real-time space-based ADS-B air traffic position information to Hong Kong, including 100 per cent coverage of their flight information.



The HK's air navigation service provider will also gain access to Aireon data in transition zones surrounding the Hong Kong airspace for enhanced cross-border safety and situational awareness of aircraft entering or flying near the boundary.



Additionally, the Aireon-Hong Kong agreement includes the provision of space-based ADS-B for air traffic flow management (ATFM) to support regional coordination for a significant portion of the Asia Pacific airspace.



'We are delighted to work with Hong Kong to provide space-based ADS-B data to one of the busiest regions in the world,' said Aireon vice president Peter Cabooter.



'Their dual utilisation of the Aireon's data will provide immediate benefits to their customers and aircraft who enter their region by creating a level of situation awareness never before used in this airspace, and their focus on cross-border collaboration and visibility is pivotal to enhancing operations. We look forward to the best practices Hong Kong will establish in this deployment,' said Mr Cabooter.



Aireon is scheduled to deploy space-based ADS-B for ATS surveillance and ATFM to Hong Kong in the first quarter of 2021. They will join other leading ANSPs in the region already utilising Aireon's space-based surveillance service, including the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CS), Airports Authority of India (I) and NiuSky Pacific Limited, formally known as Papua New Guinea Air Services Limited (PNG Air Services Ltd).


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