Metron Aviation and John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center Partner on Transportation Planning

Feb 2, 2017

Using Data Analysis, Modelling and Assessment to Limit Aviation’s Environmental Impact

 Washington, DC, February 2, 2017 – The John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) announced that it awarded Metron Aviation one of three prime contracts under the Transportation Planning, Measurement, Modeling and Assessment (TPMMA) project. The five year contract with a $19.99 million ceiling seeks to understand the effects of aircraft operations, roads and highways, rail transit, maritime, and other transportation sources on the environment.

During the period of performance of five years, the Volpe Center will issue competitive task orders in the areas of transportation and environmental planning; environmental impact measurement; data reduction and analysis; software development; environmental model operation and analyses; sustainability analyses; training and guidance materials development; expert assessments; engineering support; research support; and alternative fuels development and deployment.

“Metron Aviation’s expertise in software development, data analysis and concept engineering, including its work in noise and emissions mitigation, align with the TPMMA program’s mission. A long-time partner of the Volpe Center, Metron looks forward to providing the knowledge and skills needed to support the Volpe Center in its promotion of sustainable transportation practices,” said John Kefaliotis, President of Metron Aviation.

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:

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