Barco, a leader in display and visualization solutions for selected professional markets, and Airways New Zealand, one of the world's leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), have signed a memorandum of understanding which stipulates the joint development, marketing and sales of advanced decision support tools.
Barco and Airways will bundle their expertise to develop a combined and integrated solution consisting of Airways's Collaborative Arrival Management (CAM) and Barco's OSYRIS Arrival and Departure Manager and trajectory prediction software. We are very pleased to bundle forces with Airways New Zealand, with whom Barco already shares a long-term relationship, comments Frank Koehne, Market Director of Barco's Air Traffic Management business unit. Airwayss CAM solution will be a valuable extension of the OSYRIS functionality, as it will provide an interface for airlines and airports to modify or prioritize planned departure times. As part of the overall solution, Barcos OSYRIS Departure Manager will also provide take-off and off-block sequences to optimize the outbound flow at major New Zealand airports. The Airways Collaborative Arrival Management (CAM) software is an IP-based coordination tool that allows airlines to exchange airside slots in order to optimize tactical airline operations. The CAM tool has been developed by Airways itself, as a part of the professional services the air traffic service provider offers to international organizations and business partners. Barcos OSYRIS decision support suite consists of an Arrival Manager, Departure Manager and trajectory prediction component. The integrated suite generates planning advisories for air traffic controllers in order to automate specific tasks and calculations and improve air traffic control operations. OSYRIS allows air navigation service providers and airports to increase their efficiency and reduce environmental impact at the same time. As part of the agreement, Barco will provide Airways with a country-wide license of its ODS Toolbox. The ODS Toolbox software development toolkit is part of the visualization concept of the Arrival and Departure management solution and has already been used by Airways for many years as part of the ANSPs SkyLine air traffic management system.