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Cirium partners with Aireon


Cirium partners with Aireon to build the most complete end-to-end view of flights, anywhere in the world

February 9, 2022

The combination of Cirium and Aireon data will bring a new level of flight coverage and precision to leading organizations in air travel, aerospace manufacturing, and aviation finance.

  • Cirium will integrate Aireon’s global flight tracking data, which provides complete real-time coverage of all modern aircraft, together with its database of fleet, flight status and airline schedules
  • The combination of Cirium and Aireon data will bring a new level of flight coverage and precision, not available elsewhere, to leading organizations in air travel, aerospace manufacturing, and aviation finance
  • Making available the most accurate flight departure and arrival times, aircraft utilization, and aircraft carbon emissions data, to enable the industry to operate more efficiently

LONDON, February 9, 2022: Cirium, the aviation analytics company, today announces a new long-term agreement with Aireon, the leader in space-based aircraft tracking, to integrate Aireon’s complete, global, real-time flight data with Cirium’s unique combination of fleet, flight status and airline schedules data.

Aireon’s data covers all modern aircraft equipped with ADS-B, anywhere in the world, plus larger business jets and helicopters.

The two companies will bring together their world class datasets to create the most complete set of gate-to-gate data currently available about a flight.

Cirium will use Aireon’s data to bring a new level of data coverage and precision in take-off and landing times that it already provides to leading organizations in air travel, aerospace manufacturing, and aviation finance organizations. Cirium will also use the real-time Aireon data in its flight status models to achieve unrivalled accuracy in predicting flight arrival and departure times.

As part of the deal, Aireon will migrate to Cirium’s industry-leading flight status and comprehensive airline schedules data.

“It’s our mission at Cirium to accelerate aviation’s digital transformation. To achieve this, the industry needs the best data to power solutions and decision making. The agreement between Cirium and Aireon makes this possible”

Jeremy Bowen, CEO of Cirium

“The combination of Aireon’s flight tracking data and Cirium’s fleet, flight status, and airline schedules data, is essential for accurately calculating flight departure and arrival times, aircraft utilization and aircraft carbon emissions, enabling the industry to be more efficient. This is a great partnership that we are very proud of.”

“Aireon and Cirium share a vision that harnesses next generation technology to drive aviation forward. Combining our expertise is a first for the industry, bringing together data that the industry can trust”

Don Thoma, CEO of Aireon

“This is the first step in what should prove to be a much wider reaching partnership between Aireon and Cirium as the two businesses uncover new ways to upgrade the world aviation industry’s efficiency.”

Aireon has pioneered the use of satellites to track aircraft and achieved complete global coverage of flights even over oceans and remote areas. It is the only space-based provider of ATS grade surveillance data.

Cirium will integrate the data over the coming weeks and from March 2022, expects to show a significant boost in quality for its coverage of flights across the world including China, the Middle East and Asia Pacific.

Note to editors:

ADS-B is an air traffic surveillance technology and standard that relies on the aircraft broadcasting their identity, a precise GPS position and other information derived from onboard systems.

Air Traffic Service (ATS) surveillance data is the ability to reliably and in real-time detect key flight attributes such as position, level, and intent.

About Cirium

Cirium brings together powerful data and analytics to keep the world moving. Delivering insight, built from decades of experience in the sector, enabling travel companies, aircraft manufacturers, airports, airlines and financial institutions, among others, to make logical and informed decisions which shape the future of travel, growing revenues and enhancing customer experiences. Cirium is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. The shares of RELX PLC are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX.

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About Aireon LLC

Aireon has deployed a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon is harnessing next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that were formerly ground-based and, for the first time ever, is extending their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions, and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Space-based ADS-B surveillance covers oceanic, polar, and remote regions, and augments existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with leading ANSPs from around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Enav, NATS and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon is providing a global, real-time, space-based air traffic surveillance system, available to all aviation stakeholders. For more information, please visit

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