Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) 2010 David J. Hurley Memorial Award for Aviation Traffic Management
The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) named Metron Aviation's Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Norm Fujisaki, as the winner of the 2010 David J. Hurley Memorial Award for Aviation Traffic Management. The prestigious award is presented annually to an individual working in the field of Air Traffic Management (ATM) for outstanding achievement or contribution in the area of Collaborative Decision Making (CDM), balancing air traffic demand and capacity, or maximizing airspace and airport use, which has added to the quality, efficiency and safety of the National Airspace System (NAS).
4th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT) Best-of-Track Paper 2010
The 4th International Conference on Research in Air Transportation (ICRAT 2010) named Metron Aviation’s research paper Dynamic Allocation and Benefit Assessment of NextGen Flow Corridors, as the Future Concepts and Innovative Ideas Best-of–Track. The paper, authored by Metron Aviation’s Ali Zadeh, Ph.D, Arash Yousefi, Ph.D., and Ali Tafazzoli, Ph.D., proposes a comprehensive methodology for design and evaluation of flow corridors – a new class of airspace within NextGen – to deliver higher traffic throughput and increase airspace capacity. Additionally, a benefit assessment was performed using NAS-wide simulation by comparing efficiency gained, against extra distance traveled when joining the corridor network. Authors show that much of the overall benefit may be observed by creating very few corridors.
29th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) Best Paper Award 2010
The 29th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) named Metron Aviation’s research paper NextGen Flow Corridors Initial Design, Procedures and Display Functionalities, as best paper in the Human Factors and Special Topics Track. The paper, authored by Metron Aviation’s Arash Yousefi Ph.D., Jerome Lard Ph.D. and John Timmerman, presents a potential design of NextGen Flow Corridors and provides examples of corridor building blocks.
28th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) Best-of-Session Award Winner 2010
The 28th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) named Metron Aviation’s research paper Translation of Ensemble-based Weather Forecasts into Probabilistic Air Traffic Capacity Impact, as a Best-of–Session award winner.
Jane’s ATC Global Enabling Technology Award 2010
The advanced Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) system deployed by South Africa’s Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) named by Jane’s Airport Review as the winner of the 2010 Enabling Technology Award for contribution to enhanced capacity and safety.
Air Traffic Control Association Charles E. Varnell Memorial Award 2009
The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) named Metron Aviation the winner of the 2009 Charles E. Varnell Memorial Award. The prestigious award is presented annually to a small business concern for outstanding achievement or contribution, which has added to the quality, safety or efficiency of air traffic control.
Air Traffic Management Seminar Best of Session Award 2009
Metron Aviation’s technical paper Optimizing Airspace Sectors for Varying Demand Patterns has been awarded the Dynamic Airspace and Capacity Management’s Best-of–Session. The paper, written by Robert Hoffman Ph.D., in conjunction with University of Maryland’s Shin-Lai (Alex) Tien, develops an optimization technique to design sector boundaries, taking time-varying traffic demand and use of multi-controller operating teams into account.
George Mason University, the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering, Dean’s Corporate Recognition Award 2009
This award acknowledges a corporation in the Northern Virginia area that demonstrates their devotion to higher education through innovation and philanthropy.
INFORMS Edelman Award Finalist- Achievement in Operations Research 2008
The Edelman Award recognizes the top Achievement in Operations Research (OR) practice and showcases analytics projects that had major impacts on their client organizations. As a part of the Federal Aviation Administration team, Metron Aviation and The Volpe Center, US Department of Transportation was named as one of the six finalists for work on Airspace Flow Programs (AFP).
Air Traffic Control Association Technical Writing Award 2007
Presented to Mike Brennan, Chief Aviation Scientist, for his technical article, Airspace Flow Programs - A Fast Path To Deployment, in the Journal of Air Traffic Control.
Federal Aviation Administration Recognition 2006
Awarded for the professionalism, initiative, and commitment in the deployment of AFP technology.
Turning Goals Into Reality (TGIR) Award 2004
Metron Aviation and 10 employees were awarded the award from NASA, for exceptional progress toward the increase capacity and mobility objective as part of the Surface Management System (SMS) Development team.
5th Annual USA/Europe Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar Best Paper Award 2003
Awarded Best Paper during the Air Traffic Management Research and Development Seminar. The paper was commended for the superior quality of research in the area of Traffic Flow Optimization.
13th Annual Black Graduate Student Conference 1st Place Award 2001
Andrew Ryan, Metron Aviation Analyst, awarded 1st Place Technical Paper and Presentation for the paper: "Increasing Route Utilization in the National Airspace System," Texas Tech University, April 2001.
INFORMS Edelman Award Finalist- Achievement in Operations Research 2000
The Edelman Award recognizes the top Achievement in Operations Research (OR) practice and showcases analytics projects that had major impacts on their client organizations. As a part of the Federal Aviation Administration team, Metron Aviation and The Volpe Center were named as one of the six finalists for work on enhancements to the FAA Ground-Delay Program (GDP) under CDM.
Hammer Award 2000
Awarded by former Vice President Al Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government to the FAA's CDM program.
Special Achievement Award 1999
Awarded to several individuals in Metron Aviation by the FAA for pioneering work on CDM, which reduced over 3 million minutes of delay in the National Airspace System (NAS).
Reno Award 1998
Awarded to CDM by the FAA to acknowledge the hard work and dedication demonstrated by both the NAS users and providers during the previous year. Metron Aviation is a leading partner in the CDM program.
Air Traffic Control Association Medallion Technical Writing Award 1998
Awarded to a Metron Aviation Technical Writer by ATCA for the best technical article published in the ATCA Journal in 1998.
Air Traffic Control Association Life Cycle Management Award 1997
Metron Aviation’s President, Jack Kies, was awarded the Air Traffic Control Association Life Cycle Management Award. The award recognizes an individual whose design, development, deployment, maintenance and logistical support had a significant positive impact on the performance and operation of an important Air Traffic Control system.