Northrop Grumman’s European-based airport systems group has won an innovation award for airport real-time collaboration (ARC) technology at Inter Airport Europe 2011 in Munich, Germany.

The ARC technology is equipped with an ARC Passenger Flow Module, which offers airport operators a simple way to use existing data sources in a smarter way, giving more accurate forecasting and higher predictability.

The technology uses the existing infrastructure to deliver a common situational awareness picture through web-based geographical and tabular views of airfield operations.

ARC software provides data sharing and, through accurate taxi time calculation, enables optimum departure sequencing.