ITT Exelis and Metron collaborate to offer integrated ATM technology

11 September 2012 (Last Updated September 11th, 2012 18:30)

A ITT Exelis and Metron Aviation partnership is developing new technologies to provide airport operators with a complete view of air and ground operations and help track aircraft and vehicle movement gate-to-gate.

ITT Exelis new ATM Technology

A ITT Exelis and Metron Aviation partnership is developing new technologies to provide airport operators with a complete view of air and ground operations and help track aircraft and vehicle movement gate-to-gate.

The integrated offering will incorporate Exelis' web-based Symphony OpsVue, which visualises flight data, and Metron's Harmony web-based flow management and collaborative decision making capabilities.

ITT Exelis Information Systems commercial services principal Ted Carniol said that the strategic integration of the air traffic management tools of Exelis and Metron Aviation provide enhanced capability for airline and airport operators.

"It will allow them to effectively manage their operations for maximum system throughput and efficiency," Carniol said.

"The integrated offering will incorporate Exelis' web-based Symphony OpsVue and Metron's Harmony."

"The centrally hosted applications, combined with sophisticated monitoring and support, allows customers to bring a reliable capability to their operation without the need for establishing physical IT infrastructure and system support staffing."

Exelis' OpsVue system will offer visualisation of all flights in the US National Airspace System, in addition to operational supervising and alerting for diversion management and asymmetrical operations.

According to Exelis, Symphony OpsVue will control the entire available aircraft surveillance data, including data from the US Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen surveillance system.

Metron Aviation president and chief executive officer Jim Gaughan said that the collaboration will deliver an enhanced ATM solution to the aviation community.

"This product partnership will optimise efficiency, lower emissions and bring immense savings to all stakeholders," Gaughan said.


Image: The new ATM system will offer a complete view of their operations on ground and in the air. Photo: courtesy of ITT Exelis.