Press Releases

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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Metron Aviation Appoints Greg Russell as Executive Aviation Advisor

Dulles, Virginia — August 20, 2012 — Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas and member of the Airbus ProSky Alliance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Russell as Executive Aviation Advisor for the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Russell joins Metron Aviation from Airservices Australia where he was Chief Executive Officer and possesses over 30 years of aviation experience in developing strategies and applying technologies to transform the performance of air transportation systems.

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Metron Aviation Appoints Jim Gaughan as President and CEO

Dulles, Virginia—July 2, 2012—Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas and leading provider of advanced research, engineering services and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) solutions, announced today that Jim Gaughan will be assuming the role of President and Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Gaughan was appointed Chief Operating Officer following the Airbus acquisition of Metron Aviation, and now succeeds Dave Ellison as part of the company’s post-merger transition plan.

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