SOURCE: Metron Aviation

Metron Aviation

September 30, 2009 12:33 ET

Metron Aviation's Jack Kies to Speak on Panel at 54th Annual ATCA Conference

DULLES, VA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - Jack Kies, President of Metron Aviation, will be speaking at the 54th Annual Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Conference and Exhibition as a panel member on the Traffic Flow Management (TFM), Weather and Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) session, taking place on October 5th, 2009 at 4:15PM (ET).

The TFM, Weather and CDM Panel will discuss how CDM and TFM tools can reduce flight delays, increase efficiency and improve environmental sustainability. The panel, consisting of representatives from the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO), Delta Air Lines, Lockheed Martin and Computer Sciences Corporation, along with Metron Aviation, will delve into today's best practices and ideas for future improvements to reduce the impact of congestion, weather and separated airspace.

Mr. Kies, with over 30 years of operational air traffic control and management experience, was one of the first advocates of collaboration among system users and service providers, leading the way to the development of advanced CDM tools and strategies. Under Mr. Kies' direction, a move towards real-time data exchange between airlines and the FAA became the backbone of the U.S. TFM system. Mr. Kies blogs about important ATM industry issues at, Air Traffic Harmonization: Breaking Down Walls.

Metron Aviation will be exhibiting at ATCA Booth # 205. For more information on the 54th Annual ATCA Conference and Exhibition, taking place at National Harbor's Gaylord Hotel in Washington, D.C., visit

About Metron Aviation

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation pioneered the field of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) and its employees are renowned subject-matter experts and industry leaders for advancing next-generation Air Traffic Management (ATM) research as well as the deployment and support of mission-critical systems. Metron Aviation provides advanced research, airspace design, environmental analysis, software development services and advanced ATFM and surface management products to the global ATM industry. Metron Aviation 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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