Worldwide Up-to-the-Minute Aircraft Tracking

Compliance with Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations without additional avionics or equipage

  • 100% worldwide coverage
  • Cost effective and easy to deploy
  • Up-to-the-minute, anywhere in the world
  • Broadcasts positions in near real-time
  • Meets or exceeds all GADSS recommendations and requirements
  • No additional equipage, utilizes existing technology commonly available on most fleets
  • In advance of the November 2018 provisions implementation

GlobalBeacon transcends borders and Flight Information Regions (FIRs), including polar airspace, to offer a truly seamless ability. Airlines receive the peace of mind that their assets are consistently being monitored through FlightAware’s secure web interface that combines:

Worldwide airline flight tracking info
(including origin, destination, flight plan route, ETA, and more)
Satellite-hosted space-based ADS‑B network

By 2018, GlobalBeacon will provide aircraft tracking capabilities at 1-minute intervals as the standard, far outperforming the 15 minute GADSS requirement. Airlines who sign up for the service will also instantaneously meet the required 2021 requirement for minute-by-minute distress tracking.


Signing up is easy. Visit globalbeacon.aero and discover how to protect your assets, implement ICAO best practices for aircraft tracking and take GADSS head-on.