SOURCE: Era Corporation

January 22, 2008 10:29 ET

Dr. Werner Langhans Joins Era Corporation From Austro Control

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - January 22, 2008) - Dr. Werner Langhans has been appointed Director of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region for Era Corporation's Air Traffic Management business unit. Dr. Langhans has an extensive background in multilateration and has been a champion for the technology ever since its inception.

Dr. Langhans joins Era from Austro Control, where he has held positions as Head of Technology Development and Head of Strategic Business Development for all Austro Control Engineering Services. Dr. Langhans has managed Austro Control's wide area multilateration development and deployment and was vital in getting the new technology installed and certified. Dr. Langhans is also the current Chairman of Eurocontrol's Multilateration Task Force and a well recognized authority on multilateration in Europe, having authored and presented a number of papers on the technology in various journals and conferences.

"With Austro Control, I had an opportunity to see firsthand the power of multilateration technologies for advancing safety and capacity in Austria, while simultaneously reducing surveillance life cycle costs drastically," said Dr. Langhans. "I am excited about working with Era, because it represents an opportunity to work with a proven surveillance leader and make important contributions across Europe and around the world."

Dr. Langhans will be responsible for the overall growth and development of the Air Traffic Management Solutions group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

"With Era's substantial and increasing installed customer base, Werner's unique and extensive operational experience will allow us to develop richer partnerships with our existing customers, while continuing to support rapidly growing areas such as Africa and the Middle East," said Russell Hulstrom, Era's Vice President and General Manager, Air Traffic Management Solutions.

Dr. Langhans has a Masters Degree and PhD in Engineering and conducted his doctoral thesis on low noise electronics. He also holds an Aviation MBA degree, for which he prepared a thesis on the economics of multilateration.

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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 management, military, 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 management 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.