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SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and Iridium Communications
SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and Iridium Communications

SITA FOR AIRCRAFT and Iridium Communications

We’ve harnessed the Iridium Communications satellite network for over a decade to support safety and operational voice and data communications.



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Satellite communications company Iridium Communications Inc. offers truly global voice and data communications. A technology innovator and industry leader, Iridium works with over 400 value-added partners to advance the way enterprizes, governments and individuals connect through reliable, low-latency communications services.

Iridium operates the world’s largest commercial constellation, with a mesh architecture of 66 cross-linked Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites providing coverage to 100 percent of the Earth’s surface, including across oceans, airways and polar regions. Its LEO constellation architecture’s inherent performance and dependability brings many advantages compared to bent-pipe geostationary (GEO) configurations.

For more than a decade, SITA FOR AIRCRAFT has worked with Iridium Communications, harnessing its satellite network for voice and data communications supporting safety and operational communications.

Today, SITA FOR AIRCRAFT’s solutions for cockpit operations and air/ground connected aircraft communications leverage the power of Iridium’s new satellite constellation extending their reach and capabilities for airline users.

This includes SITA FOR AIRCRAFT's AIRCOM® FlightTracker, which offers 100% global flight position reporting, even over the oceanic and polar regions. It is able to do this by incorporating space-based ADS-B data from the Aireon system, which is hosted on the Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation.

Find out more about Iridium by visiting the company website.