SOURCE: Era Corporation

March 11, 2008 09:59 ET

Era ADS-B and Multilateration System Achieves Beijing Site Acceptance in Advance of 2008 Summer Olympics

RESTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - Era Corporation achieved site acceptance with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for its ADS-B and multilateration surveillance system at the Beijing Capital International Airport in advance of the 2008 Summer Olympics as planned. Era's MSS system has been installed at the airport to support the extreme increase in movements that are expected for the games, while simultaneously enhancing safety.

Beijing Capital has consistently ranked as one of the world's fastest growing airports, taking the top spot in 2005, with a staggering 17.5% upswing in passenger traffic. The dramatic growth, coupled with the upcoming Olympics created an urgent need to invest in the airport's many infrastructures.

"With the successful completion of the site accepting testing, Era's ADS-B and multilateration surveillance system has proven it meets our high standards for precision and accuracy," said Mr. Zeng Sihong, Director of Beijing Airspace and Terminal Reconstruction Office. "The completion of the system is an important milestone in our deployment of a world-class system that will advance the safety and capacity of operations at Beijing prior to this summer's Olympic games."

Era's ADS-B and multilateration system provides higher accuracy, greater update rates, better coverage and improved reliability when compared to traditional radar and does so at a much lower initial cost and with lower annual maintenance costs.

"The CAAC placed a great deal of confidence in Era and their ability to deliver the highest quality surveillance solution in a timely and efficient manner and we are extremely pleased that we were able to deliver successfully and meet their rigorous standards," said Russell Hulstrom, Era's Vice President and General Manager for the Air Traffic Management business unit.

Era systems are the most widely selected and operationally proven ADS-B and multilateration systems in the industry. Era has been chosen in the vast majority of competitive procurements worldwide and has deployed systems in over 35 countries, including the world's first surface and wide area multilateration systems.

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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 have 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.