We would like to be the first to tell you about a recent event – Collins Aerospace has announced its intent to acquire FlightAware.
Let’s talk about what that means for FlightAware’s ADS-B network.
Most importantly, Collins recognizes the importance of the ADS-B ground station network and is committed to maintaining and expanding it. This acquisition opens up resources to deliver new hardware innovations, better open-source software solutions, and a variety of web and mobile improvements to benefit the flight tracking community.
Immediately on the horizon is are technological updates to PiAware, the ProStick, and more. Later this year, our roadmap now includes reaching out to schools with STEM programs to get a new generation of aviation enthusiasts to learn the nuts and bolts of flight tracking.
FlightAware has a unique culture, which we all value – and the ADS-B community is at the heart of it. As any announcements come through, we want to reassure you that you’ll still be talking to the same folks who you always have – we’re committed to this community like we have been since the beginning. We’ll keep you in the loop for the upcoming advancements as always.
FlightAware ADS-B team