SOURCE: Metron Aviation

Metron Aviation

October 02, 2009 17:20 ET

Metron Aviation Appoints Stephanie Fraser as Vice President of Advanced Research and Engineering

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - October 2, 2009) - Metron Aviation, a leading provider of advanced research, engineering services and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) solutions, announces the appointment of Stephanie Fraser as Vice President of Advanced Research and Engineering. Ms. Fraser is a specialist in aviation system performance and has more than 23 years experience in the aviation industry, where she has held senior executive, management, and technical positions at leading companies that serve the FAA.

Ms. Fraser joins Metron Aviation from Flatirons Solutions, where she was Vice President of the Government business unit, responsible for FAA systems engineering, architecture and analytical work, as well as content management programs. At IBM (formerly PricewaterhouseCoopers), Ms. Fraser led the team that supported the FAA in aviation system performance measurement and modeling.

"Stephanie brings a wealth of experience in aviation system performance and FAA systems engineering to Metron Aviation. Her knowledge and understanding of the FAA culture, mission and objectives makes her well suited to advance NextGen initiatives," said Dave Ellison, Chief Executive Officer. "I am certain Stephanie will foster even stronger relationships with our customers as she builds the foundation for future programs like SE-2020."

Prior to PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ms. Fraser managed the Operation Analysis and Strategic Planning group at US Airways where she developed a performance analysis capability, performance improvement, cost-cutting initiatives and the airline's strategy for operations control. Earlier in her career, Ms. Fraser was employed by MITRE Corporation and supported the FAA in developing new operational concepts, improving system performance and making investment decisions.

"Metron Aviation is making significant contributions to NextGen research and development, and is known industry-wide as the ATFM operations research company," said Ms. Fraser. "I am happy to be part of a company that is delivering NextGen benefits to the aviation industry now, and working in collaboration with the FAA and aviation industry stakeholders to create a strong foundation for the deployment of NextGen capabilities."

About Metron Aviation

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation pioneered the advancement of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) research, and today has a proven track record in deploying major ATFM systems, surface operations management, airspace design, environmental analysis and advanced research services. Metron Aviation employees are renowned subject-matter experts and industry leaders for both advancing flow management research and deploying powerful ATFM systems. Customers include the FAA, NAV CANADA, NASA, ATNS, FedEx, Air Canada, Memphis International Airport, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Airservices Australia and many more. For more information, please visit

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