The Dutch Caribbean Selects Metron Aviation’s Harmony Horizon to Monitor Air Traffic Demand

Mar 8, 2017

Press-Release-Vertical-Banner-FullPreparing Curacao’s Skies for Tomorrow’s Air Traffic

Washington, DC, March 8, 2017 – With air traffic in Latin America and the Caribbean expected to grow 4.9 percent annually over the next 20 years, the Dutch Caribbean is at the region’s forefront in enhancing air traffic flow management (ATFM) capabilities. The Dutch Caribbean air navigation service provider (DC-ANSP) announced that it will deploy Harmony Horizon to provide better situational awareness of air traffic demand and capacity and to support related flow management decisions.

“We believe that Harmony Horizon will provide us a better understanding of our air traffic demands and allow us to make effective air traffic flow decisions that enhance airspace and operational efficiency,” stated Jacques Lasten, Air Traffic Management Manager at DC-ANSP.

Launched in fall 2016, Harmony Horizon is the latest air traffic flow management tool in the Harmony Suite. With a cutting-edge, web-based interface, interactive maps with real-time data and weather, Harmony Horizon offers the Dutch Caribbean a user-friendly way to view integrated data from multiple sources and make educated air traffic decisions. The decision to deploy Horizon follows an extensive air traffic flow management study that was conducted by Metron Aviation in 2014 to assess the DC ANSP airspace and make recommendations for future efficiency improvements.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with DC ANSP and to be a part of their focus on air traffic operational efficiency for Curacao and the Caribbean Region.” said John Kefaliotis, President of Metron Aviation.

As part of the collaborative decision making (CDM) process, over the next four months, Metron Aviation will deploy the system and train ATM managers and air traffic controllers on how to use the tool. Metron Aviation is a global market leader in ATFM, airspace analysis, and environment and energy solutions. Its products and services increase airspace and airport efficiency, improve predictability and enhance safety on six continents.

About Metron Aviation

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation is a trusted and proven innovator in the air traffic management (ATM) industry. A subsidiary of Airbus Americas, Metron Aviation has an honored past, developing ATM and air traffic flow management solutions for the global aviation industry, including the Federal Aviation Administration. By working with all stakeholders in the ATM ecosystem — air navigation service providers, airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and other influencers — through its Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) process, Metron Aviation understands ATM’s greatest issues. It fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking ATM research concepts into next-generation operational capabilities. For more information, please visit: www.metronaviation.com.

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