Dulles, Virginia—January 12, 2012— Metron Aviation, an Airbus Americas subsidiary, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Sammartino as Vice President of Government Affairs. Mr. Sammartino possesses 30 years of aviation experience in development, implementation and oversight of policies addressing Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), airport scheduling limits and air traffic procedures.
Mr. Sammartino joins Metron Aviation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where he was the Director of Systems Operations. He was responsible for the tactical operation of the National Airspace System (NAS) and developed international alliances with numerous Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) and stakeholders, increasing operational efficiencies around the world. He provided leadership and support of the Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) process and directed the development of the Airspace Flow Program (AFP) capability, marking a significant milestone in en route traffic management.
“Mike Sammartino is a well-respected and recognized individual in the aviation industry and Metron Aviation is privileged to have him,” said Jack Kies, Executive Vice President and Chief Advisory Officer of Industry Advisory Services. “His expertise in Air Traffic Management adds immensely to our leading subject matter experts and facilitates insight into not only the FAA, but in all aspects of modernizing global airspace operations, which can only help us better serve our customers.”
Additionally, Mr. Sammartino held a variety of positions at the FAA including Acting Vice President of System Operations Services and Acting Vice President of Terminal Services. He was responsible for developing, implementing and compliance of national policy and procedures for the System Operations and Terminal Lines-of-Businesses and coordinated policy and procedural changes with senior leadership within the FAA, Air Traffic Organization (ATO) and Department of Transportation (DOT).
“With my tenure at the FAA and unwavering support for furthering NextGen, I couldn’t be more pleased to join the ranks of the Metron Aviation team,” said Mr. Sammartino. “Metron Aviation has always led the industry in innovation and results. They have unmatched research capabilities, subject matter expertise and proven engineering processes that will be integral in the successful deployment of NextGen and concepts that will harmonize the global airspace.”
About Metron Aviation
Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas and member of the Airbus ProSky Alliance, 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.