Wed, Oct 05, 2011
Application Uses Real-Time FAA Nextgen Data To Make Flight
Operations More Efficient
two-year agreement to provide flight tracking and situational
awareness systems for flight training programs at Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University's Daytona Beach, FL, and Prescott, AZ,
campuses has been signed by the school and ITT Corporation.
ITT's Symphony OpsVue application will offer students a complete
and accurate real-time view of airway and airport activity,
allowing for safer, more efficient operations. Providing flexible
data visualization options, the system incorporates the most
comprehensive aircraft surveillance data available, including data
from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's NextGen
surveillance system, which ITT installed and will operate and
maintain. OpsVue is one module within ITT's comprehensive Symphony
continually looks to support smart, reliable and efficient airspace
management. As one of the earlier adopters of Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, Embry-Riddle has been
using cutting-edge technologies to train pilots since 1925. We are
proud to offer this powerful new resource to help
pilots-in-training make real-time decisions based on a complete
view of their operations," said John Kefaliotis, ITT's vice
president of next generation transportation systems.
"ITT's surveillance data and flight tracking display application
has brought an unprecedented level of situational awareness that
did not exist before, making Embry-Riddle's flight program safer,"
said Steven Hampton, Associate Dean for Research, College of
Aviation, at Embry-Riddle's Daytona Beach, FL, campus. "We are
pleased to extend our relationship with ITT and assist in
developing solutions with industry leaders to today's and
tomorrow's aeronautical and aerospace challenges."
Symphony OpsVue improves collaborative decision-making
capabilities by integrating data from multiple information sources.
The application is based on a synthesis of all FAA air traffic en
route and surface surveillance data available in the U.S. National
Airspace System. In addition to using ADS-B data derived directly
from the national NextGen ADS-B network, OpsVue data sources
include FAA en route and terminal secondary surveillance radar; FAA
ASDE-X (Airport Surface Detection Equipment -- X-band); and FAA WAM
(Wide Area Multilateration).
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