AirNav Systems: Tracking Techniques to View Flight Status

Andre Brandao, CEO
Airlines constantly require information on the location of their fleets in order to optimize their management. Aerospace development companies need to study airspace organization and traffic flows, whereas personal users need to track the location of individual flights. Headquartered in Tampa, FL, AirNav Systems addresses all these requirements by providing customer oriented solutions that match exactly what each company or user is looking for. From the company’s real-time XML flight data feeds to, one of the leaders in mobile/web based worldwide flight tracking.

AirNav Systems has been developing software and hardware solutions for the aviation world since 2001. The company is now one of the most accepted providers of real-time global flight tracking solutions and the owner of one of the most extensive ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast) receiver networks—with over 8000 ADS-B receiver/streaming units deployed all over the world.

Headed by Andre Brandao, the company provides its services to more than 30,000 users in 150 countries including major Airlines, Airports and Aerospace companies. The flagship products of the company are AirNav RadarBox (ADS-B receiver), (cloud based mobile/web flight tracking solutions) and AirNav XML Flight Data (real-time flight data streaming). AirNav Systems’ product RadarBox was the first ADS-B receiver with a presence in space.

The company keeps a real-time u pdated worldwide database for flight information–information that is key in every airline decision making process and base for the study of worldwide flight patterns.
AirNav Systems offers off-the-shelf applications but is known for being flexible in developing custom solutions to fit customer needs. Several flight parameters including flight number, aircraft type, altitude, heading, speed are all updated each second in a central server from where data is deployed to end customers.

Adding to ADS-B data, the firm also provides clients with reliable flight information coming from the FAA–Federal Aviation Administration ASDI (Aircraft Situation Display to Industry) program.

The company’s major customers include Raytheon, Northrop Gruman, KLM, Goodrich Aerospace, Sandia National Laboratories, OAG,, Flightradar24. com, ESRI, MIT and Japan Airlines.

The aerospace climate has changed at a fast pace over a decade. To this Brandao expresses, “Solutions have migrated to the cloud and companies’ focus has moved towards information and data instead of graphical solutions and displays.” AirNav Sytems understands in detail how companies plan their data in the present day, optimize it and deliver what they require without the need for in-house development. In over a decade’s time, 90 percent of the new users have extensively used AirNav Systems’ products after acquiring the company’s data solutions and amplifying the amount of data they subcribed to. As the company plans to unleash its products for the future, there is a strong tendency for customers to acquire more data. On the personal customer side has grown consistently since a year as the firm optimizes its features and increases its worldwide ADS-B coverage.

AirNav Systems remains committed towards the continued development of new aviation software and hardware applications especially in the ADS-B/Airspace monitoring area.

AirNav Systems

Andre Brandao, CEO and Tampa, FL

Offers a complete set of flight tracking and monitoring tools.