SOURCE: Era Corporation

March 29, 2007 12:07 ET

Era Achieves Manufacturing Milestone With 1,000th Surveillance Sensor

ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 29, 2007 -- Era Corporation today announced the shipment of its 1,000th surveillance sensor, marking an important milestone in the company's history and signifying the growing worldwide demand for Era's next-generation surveillance solutions.

In the past year, Era has won the vast majority of competitive procurements worldwide for multilateration and ADS-B surveillance solutions including Beijing, New York, Copenhagen and Dublin. Era delivered the world's first multilateration surface surveillance system at the Prague Airport in 1999. In 2002, Era recorded another groundbreaking deployment when they commissioned the world's first wide area multilateration system at the Ostrava Airport.

"The world's leading ANSPs and CAAs have concluded that our technology is superior to traditional radar and have repeatedly selected Era based on our reputation for high quality and on-time delivery," said Dave Ellison, President and CEO of Era. "And we continue to successfully meet the escalating demand for our solutions with the expansion of our production capacity at our world-class manufacturing facilities."

Production for sensors that pushed Era past this milestone included two recent groundbreaking selections by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

For PANYNJ, Era will deploy its MSS network of flight tracking sensors around JFK, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and Teterboro Airports for two aircraft tracking and revenue optimization projects. The first project involves the replacement of the manual terminal records system with a new automated system based on Era's patented aircraft tracking and data fusion technology. The second project involves the automation of the Port Authority's itinerant aircraft billing system for JFK, Newark Liberty and Teterboro Airports.

In China, Era will provide its MSS wide area multilateration sensors to provide parallel runway monitoring, as well as surface management solutions, for Beijing International Airport (PEK). This system is believed to be the first time that wide area multilateration technology will be commissioned for a precision runway monitoring system.

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 systems are providing high performance, high reliability surveillance with hundreds of operational sensors covering the airspace of over 20 different countries around the world. Era's investment in research and development and its track record of product innovation have resulted in a substantial patent portfolio. Era, formerly Rannoch Corporation, is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with leading product research and development centers of excellence in the U.S. and Pardubice, Czech Republic.

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