ln 2015, Aerocivil and SpaceBridge launched a joint project to ensure continuous connectivity between aircraft and ground air traffic control. SpaceBridge Inc. implemented dual star and mesh technology infrastructures, allowing aircrafts and airports to communicate with each other while significantly decreasing the overall round-trip delay.
This project was implemented as many Colombian airports are located in regions that are geographically outside the range of cellular tower connection. As such, these airports can now rely on satellite connection, thanks to the partnership between Aerocivil Colombia and SpaceBridge Inc.
SpaceBridge has provided two geographically redundant gateways; one in the major city of Bogota and one in Barranquilla. This ensures that in the event a natural disaster affects one gateway, the other gateway will automatically take over to maintain constant connectivity.
CEO David Gelerman explained that this is the reason SpaceBridge’s state-of-the-art, point-to-point, Mesh Satellite connectivity was implemented, as ensures reliable, constant connectivity. “Having this type of connection is dire for Aerocivil Colombia to mitigate the potential dangers that could occur during flight,” he said.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia is a government agency of the Colombian Ministry of Transport. This agency is in charge of regulating civil aviation, the aviation industry, and of managing the Colombian airspace. Aerocivil is also in charge of managing and controlling all of Colombia’s public airports
SpaceBridge Inc. is an established supplier and global market pioneer in broadband satellite communications systems technologies and infrastructures. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, the company develops and provides satellite network solutions and managed services. This includes VSAT HUBs and Terminals for Point-to-Point, Point-to-Multi-Point, and Mesh topologies, as well as SCPC and broadcast modems for GEO and NGSO satellite constellations. SpaceBridge Inc. also provides autonomous managed services for its customers, through implementation of creative and collaborative business models to reduce CapEx investments and save on network management OPEX, while speeding time-to-market.