SOURCE: Metron Aviation

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June 14, 2010 03:00 ET

Airservices Australia Selects Metron Aviation's Air Traffic Flow Management Solution

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - June 14, 2010) -  Metron Aviation, a leading provider of integrated Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) solutions, announced that Airservices Australia has selected its Metron Traffic Flow product to support its long-term gate-to-gate Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) vision. Airservices Australia is responsible for providing air navigation services in approximately 11 percent of the world's total airspace and manages air traffic operations for 63 million passengers, on more than four million domestic and international flights every year. 

Airservices will initially deploy Metron Traffic Flow, a component of the Metron Harmony integrated ATFM suite, to provide the foundation for ATFM and regional coordination to enhance the capacity, efficiency and safety of the Australian airspace. The contract covers a 15 year period, with all options exercised, and provides the framework for future collaboration.

Metron Traffic Flow will be used to manage traffic flow and capacity for all controlled airspace, including those flights originating from outside of Airservices area of responsibility and entering Australian airspace. The system provides CDM capabilities for Airservices operations groups, airlines and regional stakeholders. Metron Traffic Flow will be deployed at the National Operations Center (NOC) in Canberra, control towers, area control centers and airline operations centers as well as being used by Australian military units.

Greg Russell, Chief Executive Officer of Airservices Australia, said that Metron Aviation's air traffic flow solution provided transformational functions enabling gate-to-gate harmonization.

"We are confident that this technology will assist us with increasing, efficiency, predictability, shared situational awareness and safety, while also reducing our aviation environmental footprint," Mr. Russell said.

"Airservices is proven to be a world leader in innovation for the modernization and optimization of air traffic management systems," said Dave Ellison, Chief Executive Officer of Metron Aviation. "We are excited to be a part of Australia's next generation air traffic flow endeavors and look forward to the collaboration. Airservices vision is unique and will help us to achieve a greater understanding of not only deploying our capabilities, but also widen our breadth of knowledge on other components such as ground handling and curbside operations."

About Metron Aviation
Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation provides concept engineering, advanced research, software development, Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), Collaborative Decision Making (CDM), surface operations management, airspace design and environmental analysis solutions to the global aviation industry. Metron Aviation fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking Air Traffic Management (ATM) research concepts into operational capabilities. Customers include the FAA, NASA, Airservices Australia, ATNS, FedEx, Air Canada, Memphis International Airport, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, NAV CANADA, American Airlines and many more. For more information, please visit www.metronaviation.com.

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