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Metron Aviation President Monte Belger Awarded Glen A. Gilbert Award

Metron Aviation President Monte Belger Awarded Glen A. Gilbert Award
Metron Aviation Leadership is Guiding the Future of Air Traffic Management
 
Washington, DC, September 29, 2014 – Metron Aviation President Monte Belger will be awarded the Glen A. Gilbert Award at the Air Traffic Control Association’s (ATCA) 59th Annual Conference and Exhibition which will take place this week in National Harbor, MD. The award honors an individual’s lifelong achievements in the field of aviation in memory of one of the “Fathers of Air Traffic Control.” Belger, one of the foremost authorities on air traffic management (ATM), joined Metron Aviation in 2011 following a 30-year career with the Federal Aviation Administration. There, he served as acting administrator and acting deputy administrator. In his current role, Belger oversees all aspects of Metron Aviation’s day-to-day business.
 
“Belger is a statesman whose knowledge and expertise is guiding Metron Aviation from its startup foundation to a leading organization at the forefront of air traffic management innovation,” says Buzz Campo, Metron Aviation’s Senior Vice President of Advanced Research & Development and General Manager, who leads the public sector business unit. Campo and the rest of the leadership team will be present throughout the conference and welcome attendees to booth 109 to learn more about Metron Aviation, Inc., its leadership team and its vision for the future of the industry. Metron Aviation is part of Airbus Prosky, Airbus’ air traffic management subsidiary.
 
In addition to Belger and Campo, attendees will have the opportunity to meet the rest of the Metron Aviation leadership team at ATCA. This includes Alan Bloodgood, Senior Vice President of Commercial Product and Services, who leads the private sector business; Carol Huegel, Senior Vice President of Business Development; Rick Ducharme, Executive Vice President of ATM Industry Affairs and Paul-Franck Bijou, chief executive officer of Airbus ProSky.
 
“It is a privilege to work with such a talented and knowledgeable team,” said Bijou, who recently relocated to Metron Aviation’s Dulles, Virginia offices and oversees the Group’s activities worldwide. He said, “Belger is well-deserving of this recognition. Through example, he shows our team what it means to be a dedicated and passionate leader who is continuously striving to provide the industry with efficient, sustainable and innovative solutions. We are extremely proud of his accomplishment and look forward to celebrating with everyone at ATCA.”
 
About Metron Aviation
Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas and part of Airbus ProSky, pioneered the advancement of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), working with the FAA to develop the industry's first Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) platform for optimizing system-wide traffic flow. Metron Aviation provides concept engineering, advanced research, software development, traffic flow management, surface operations management, airspace design and environmental analysis solutions to the global aviation industry. Metron Aviation fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking Air Traffic Management (ATM) research concepts into next-generation operational capabilities. Metron Harmony, Metron Aviation's commercial product, provides integrated ATFM and CDM capabilities for the world's leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), airlines and airports. 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 www.metronaviation.com.

Monte Belger Honored with 2014 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award

Metron Aviation President to Be Recognized in October by Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)     

July 22, 2014 / Alexandria, Va. - The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) has chosen Monte Belger, President of Metron Aviation, as its 2014 recipient for the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award. Throughout his 40-plus years in aviation, Belger has held standout positions as acting administrator for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and most recently was appointed President of Metron Aviation. In each position, he has forged numerous domestic and international partnerships. A capstone to the ATCA 59th Annual Conference & Exposition, the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Banquet will welcome professionals in aviation to honor Belger the evening of October 1, 2014.

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Metron Aviation and Danish Meteorological Institute to Support EUROCONTROL in ATM Disruption Risk Assessment

Dulles, Virginia — October 22, 2013 — Metron Aviation and its partner Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) have formed a Consortium to support EUROCONTROL with risk assessments of Air Traffic Management (ATM) disruptions. Such disruptions may be caused by meteorological or other natural hazards such as volcanic ash, earthquakes, fires, flooding and space weather.

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Metron Aviation Awarded APEC Contract for Capacity and Emissions Analysis in Asia Pacific

Dulles, Virginia – July 23, 2013 – Metron Aviation has been awarded a contract by the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to study the most cost-effective means to reduce aviation emissions in the Asia Pacific region. Metron Aviation will work closely with APEC, AEROTHAI Thailand and the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Malaysia to estimate the benefits of optimizing traffic flow points of congestion (i.e. airports and airspace). This study’s main objective is to reduce fuel consumption by determining Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) procedures that optimize traffic capacity within infrastructure constraints, reduce airborne delays and balance demand to available capacity at airports and airspace.

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Airservices Australia Selects Metron Aviation to Advance International Collaborative Decision Making Operations

Dulles, Virginia — July 18, 2013 — Metron Aviation announces that Airservices Australia has selected the company for the next phase of its Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) program. The next phase will address optimizing international flight operations in the Australian airspace. The program will engage international stakeholders in CDM processes and enable arriving international flights to improve flight efficiency by targeting an arrival time that dynamically balances air traffic demand with capacity.  

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European Airport Expert Peter Eriksen Joins Metron Aviation

Dulles, Virginia — January 30, 2013 — Metron Aviation is pleased to announce that Peter Eriksen has joined the team as Airport Optimization and ATM Expert. Mr. Eriksen most recently led EUROCONTROL’s contribution to the SESAR Joint Undertaking in the Airport domain.

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Metron Aviation Awarded Contract to Optimize Airside Capacity in South Africa

Dulles, Virginia — October 30, 2012 — Metron Aviation was awarded a contract to evaluate airside capacity enhancements for South Africa. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) provided a grant to the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company (ATNS) to fund the study. Metron Aviation, with its team members Landrum & Brown (L&B) and ACA Associates, Inc., will evaluate the viability of utilizing advanced technologies and procedural improvements to reduce delays and improve efficiency, while minimizing environmental impacts of air traffic movements at Cape Town, King Shaka (Durban) and O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) international airports and in the surrounding airspace.

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Metron Aviation Continues Support of Advanced Environmental Tools for the FAA

Dulles, Virginia — October 2, 2012 — Metron Aviation is pleased to announce the award of two task orders, through the Systems Engineering 2020 Vehicle, by which Metron Aviation continues to support the development of advanced environmental tools for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The awarded projects are Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT) Development and Support Work and Noise Integrated Routing System (NIRS), NIRS Screening Tool (NST) and Aviation Environmental Screening Tool (AEST) Support and Development.

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Metron Aviation Appoints Rick Ducharme as Executive Vice President of Industry Relations

Dulles, Virginia—October 1, 2012— Metron Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Ducharme as Executive Vice President of Industry Relations. Mr. Ducharme joins Metron Aviation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where he was Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Air Traffic Organization (ATO). He has over 33 years of aviation experience across the full range of FAA Operations including en route, oceanic, terminal and system operations services.

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ITT Exelis and Metron Aviation Partner to Integrate Air Traffic Management Technologies for Airports and Airlines

Joint product offering will enhance operational efficiency for customers in North America

HERNDON, Va., Sept. 10, 2012 - ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) and Metron Aviation are collaborating to develop a joint product offering, Symphony® OpsVue™ with Harmony. This product will provide airport and airline customers with a comprehensive view of their operations in the air and on the ground.

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