Era Corporation has reached a major manufacturing milestone with the delivery of its 1,500th Squid, the companys industry leading vehicle tracking unit. The landmark Squid was delivered to NATS of the UK for use at Londons Gatwick Airport.
In all parts of the world, runway incursions remain one of the most significant safety risks for aviation, with vehicle incursion onto active runways being a significant cause of reported incidents. Advanced air traffic control organizations and airports are augmenting their surface movement systems with active vehicle position and identification information provided by Squid by Era, the worlds most commonly chosen and widely deployed airport vehicle tracking device. While the technology was initially deployed primarily for safety reasons, it is now increasingly clear that operational benefits can also be derived by comprehensive real-time awareness of the location of all airport vehicles. Eras Squid has proven itself as the most accurate and flexible vehicle tracking unit in numerous competitive evaluations and procurements, working flawlessly with leading surface surveillance systems around the world, said Russell Hulstrom, Eras Vice President and General Manager of Air Traffic Management Solutions. No other vehicle tracking unit on the market today provides the accuracy, durability and functionality of Squid by Era. Squid by Era can be seen at many of the worlds busiest airports, including Amsterdam Schiphol and Singapores Changi International.