Aviation Spectrum Resources, Inc. (ASRI) is responsible for managing the Aeronautical Enroute Spectrum (AES) in the United States through the ASRI® Ground Station Administration Service (AGSA). This service includes both the Very High Frequency spectrum (128.825-132.00 and 136.500-136.975 MHz), and the aeronautical High Frequency spectrum (multiple bands between 2-22 MHz). Frequencies assigned in this protected aeronautical safety spectrum are used by aircraft operators and controllers for the safety and regularity of flight.
Management of these spectrum resources includes coordinating and licensing of over 5000 aviation ground stations across the United States, plus additional aviation and non-aviation licenses internationally. Owned by the aviation users of the United States, ASRI’s frequency management functions have been providing assurance and safety for all aviation radio users since 1929.
To supports its work, ASRI provides staff assistance to the Aeronautical Frequency Committee (AFC). The AFC is a representative aviation industry committee that develops and recommends policy regarding international and domestic aviation spectrum. This enables ASRI to represent these positions at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) spectrum committees. ASRI also works closely with the FCC and FAA in formulation of U.S. positions for the ITU World Radio Conference (WRC).
Additionally, ASRI has been nominated by ICAO as the official Selective Calling (SELCAL) Registrar. This includes responsibility for the worldwide assignment of all SELCAL codes and management of the SELCAL database containing over 30,000 SELCAL assignments and growing.
ASRI is an experienced team with many decades of collective knowledge in frequency management and spectrum coordination. Led by Company President Kris Hutchison, ASRI’s staff have a wide range of expertise to help its customers with frequency assignment, international licensing, interference mitigation, engineering analysis, spectrum regulations, and federal and UN agency engagement.
Inclusion, equity, and diversity are fundamental to fulfilling ASRI’s vision of building a better workplace and a better world. From our hiring practices through the entire employee experience, we embrace and celebrate the unique experiences, perspectives, and cultural backgrounds that each employee brings to the workplace. ASRI strives to foster an environment where our employees feel respected, valued and empowered, and our team members are at the forefront of helping us promote and sustain an inclusive workplace that works for all.