SOURCE: Era Corporation

December 13, 2007 14:20 ET

Era Multilateration System Operational at Santa Barbara

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - December 13, 2007) - Virtually unprecedented in the Airport Noise Monitoring industry, Era has recently delivered its NOMS system to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport in Southern California on-time and on-budget. This marks the first time in recent history that any Noise and Operations Management System, from any vendor, has been completed on-time while meeting or exceeding all customer requirements. The Santa Barbara deployment helps validate Era's groundbreaking combination of independent flight tracking ground stations and hosted applications to rapidly deploy powerful operations solutions for airports and airlines.

Noise monitoring and flight tracking have been growing concerns for the Santa Barbara Airport as flight operations have continued to increase. After evaluating a number of market-leading solutions, the City of Santa Barbara selected Era's Noise and Operations Management System, NOMS. The solution included MSS, Era's multilateration flight tracking system, WebScene, Era's community web portal, and a Digital Voice Recorder (DVR) for monitoring pilot communications. The city also selected Brüel & Kjaer noise monitors for a second phase.

"We were really impressed with Era's ability to deliver a multilateration flight tracking system adapted to the unique geometry of our airport," said Tracy Lincoln, Operations Manager for Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. "Not only did Era meet our specific needs, but they were able to execute the project on-time and on-budget. And because is a hosted solution, deploying the NOMS software required no additional infrastructure and we were operational on day one."

"Era is turning a corner in the NOMS business with our new product, NOMS, and is leveraging our unmatched independent flight tracking, robust hosted applications and experienced support staff to reengineer the NOMS acquisition process, getting customers from selection to completion faster than ever before," said Bill Colligan, Vice President & General Manager, Airport Operations Solutions. "Era is rapidly becoming the vendor with a proven record of getting things done on-time, on-budget and to specifications."

Era has seen tremendous interest in its suite of web-based airport operations surveillance products, with recent selections by Santa Clara County in California and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA).

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About Era

Era Corporation is a pioneer and leading supplier of next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions for the air traffic control, military, homeland security and airport operations markets. With proven multilateration and ADS-B technologies delivering high performance, high reliability surveillance solutions, the company has over 100 commercial, air traffic control and military customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. Era's investment in research and development and its track record of product innovation has resulted in a substantial patent portfolio. Era is headquartered in Reston, Virginia with leading product research and development centers of excellence in the U.S. and Czech Republic.