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Iridium Records 12% Growth in Q1 2019 Revenue; Matt Desch Quoted

Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) reported $133.7M in total revenue for the first quarter of 2019, up 12 percent from the same period last year. The company said Tuesday the total number of billable subscribers rose to 1.15M in Q1 2019, showing a year-over-year growth of 16 percent associated with the …

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Iridium’s Matt Desch Talks Final NEXT Launch, Upcoming Aireon Service

TYSONS CORNER, VA, September 11, 2018 — Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM), has said the company is looking to help get Aireon‘s aircraft monitoring service live with the potential completion of the Iridium NEXT satellite network by the end of the year, ExecutiveBiz reported Sept. 4. NASASpaceflight.com reported …

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Iridium’s Aireon Unit Enters Aircraft Surveillance Partnership With Airbus; Matt Desch Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 1, 2018 — Iridium Communications’ (Nasdaq: IRDM) Aireon subsidiary has partnered with Airbus’ defense and space business to provide space-based aircraft tracking data to the latter’s recently launched airspace analytics platform, ExecutiveBiz reported July 20. Aireon said July 19 it will supply Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast data to …

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Matt Desch: Aireon Payload on Iridium NEXT to Facilitate Cheaper Air Travel

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Jan. 10, 2018 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has said the Aireon system payload on the Iridium NEXT satellites is aimed to enable airlines to fly more direct routes as air traffic control is anticipated to cover the entire planet, ExecutiveBiz reported Dec. 27. He told CNBC …

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Matt Desch: FAA Should Decide Soon on Transition to New Aircraft Surveillance System

TYSONS CORNER, VA, March 21, 2016 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) CEO Matt Desch has urged the Federal Aviation Administration to make its decision on the transition to a new aircraft surveillance system by the end of 2016, ExecutiveBiz reported March 9. Reuters reported March 8 Desch said at the Satellite 2016 conference that FAA …

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Matt Desch: Iridium Moves Closer to Global Aircraft Tracking with NEXT

TYSONS CORNER, VA June 3, 2015 — Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) has installed an Aireon air traffic surveillance payload onto a NEXT satellite for deployment using ADS-B receivers from space, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday. “The integration of the Aireon hosted payload to the satellite platform is a major milestone for Aireon, …

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Ed Sayadian: Exelis Passes Factory Acceptance Tests for Aireon Software, Hardware

TYSONS CORNER, VA May 19, 2015 — Exelis (NYSE: XLS) moved closer to operational deployment of Aireon’s space-based aircraft monitoring technology following the conclusion of factory testing of the surveillance data processing and distribution ground system component, ExecutiveBiz reported Monday. “The factory acceptance achievement formally verifies that all requirements and interfaces …

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Iridium & NAV CANADA Complete Agreement for Air Traffic Joint Venture; Matt Desch Comments

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: IRDM) has finalized an agreement with NAV CANADA regarding their global air traffic joint venture, Aireon LLC, according to an Iridium statement. “I am excited about the opportunities (Aireon) will present for Iridium, NAV CANADA and other air navigation service providers who may choose to collaborate …

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