NextGen Data Subscription

The Harris NextGen data fuses all available Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) surveillance sources into a single data stream. Access to this data feed provided greater accuracy, coverage area, reliability and update rates than any single source of flight tracking data to meet the diverse real-time surveillance and historical reporting requirements of the aviation industry.

The power of comprehensive real-time flight tracking data

For the first time, aircraft operators and airports, along with key industry stakeholders, can unlock the full value of the FAA’s investment in satellite-based surveillance to streamline business operations, enhance Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) and support mission-critical applications. The Harris NextGen data feed offers the aviation industry access to a historic and real-time view of all National Airspace System (NAS) airborne assets and airport surface traffic data through a single, integrated nationwide surveillance database.

The most comprehensive flight tracking data set available

The Harris NextGen data feed integrates the Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) feed with multiple redundant real-time FAA surveillance sources into a single fused data feed that is more accurate, complete and updated more frequently than any other commercially available flight track data source. Harris NextGen data is a “multi-sensor-based” solution that aggregates all available surveillance sources, including:

  • FAA en route radars
  • FAA terminal radars
  • FAA Airport Surface Detection Equipment X Band (ASDE-X) systems
  • FAA Airport Surface Surveillance Capability (ASSC) systems
  • FAA Aircraft Situational Display to Industry (ASDI) oceanic and Canadian tracks only
  • Harris ADS-B data feed

These fused tracks are populated with flight plans from the FAA’s host air traffic management system and the ASDI data. The resulting NextGen Harris data feed is a comprehensive representation of aircraft ID, tail number, beacon code, aircraft type, origin, destination, current location and other metadata fields, for each flight in the NAS with real-time updating. The data feed is supported 24x7x365 to provide 99.5% and higher data availability. The NextGen Harris data feed is provided in standard formats to facilitate the easy exchange of flight information and seamlessly integrates with airline and airport information and operation systems, as well as custom software applications.

NextGen Data subscription

Subscriptions for the Harris NextGen data are available through Harris’ real-time web services data feed providing customers with the industry’s definitive source of up-to-the second, continuously improving, next-generation flight tracking data.

Customers may purchase the data feed in its entirety or as separate data segments, including terminal area, surface, user-defined geographic regions, user-defined altitude bands and fleet (specific airline assets) information.

For more information, email CAS@harris.com