The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has contracted Metron Aviation to supply its Harmony air traffic flow management (ATFM) system for navigation service providers.
Under the 11-year contract, Metron will design, install, integrate, test and commission the system at the Singapore Air Traffic Control Centre (SATCC) over a 23-month period.
Metron will also provide after-sales support services for ten years following the initial system installation.
Harmony is an ATFM automation product designed to monitor air traffic demand at airspace areas and airports in strategic timeframes.
The system further offers advanced decision support tools for modelling and implementing traffic management initiatives (TMI) when demand and capacity are not balanced.
In addition, Harmony provides aircraft operators with complete functionality to allow collaborative decision making in the ATFM process.
Metron Aviation president John Kefaliotis said: “CAAS has a leadership role in the development of a regional ATFM concept for the Asia-Pacific region that will become a model for regional ATFM cooperation around the world.
“The CAAS selection of the Harmony platform to support this concept testifies to the advanced capabilities of the product, which are highly supportive of regional ATFM concepts.”
The contract includes a commissioning phase of the operational ATFM system ten months after its award. The second phase provides enhanced services after 20 months, with the system due to be completed three months later.
Metron has partnered with Singapore Technologies Electronic to provide in-country services such as acquisition, storage, installation and maintenance of the primary equipment and spare parts over the duration of the contract.
Metron Aviation is an Airbus subsidiary.