While the future of air traffic management in the United States continues to face ongoing challenges, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) works to define new ways to increase efficiencies in the country’s busy airspace.
At World ATM Congress 2016, the university signed an agreement with Frequentis to conduct air traffic management research to advance automation concepts for the U.S. air transportation system. Both parties will draw from their individual areas of expertise in air traffic management (ATM) and technology solutions to identify opportunities for cost savings that ensure optimal safety and performance.
“The collaborative venture between Embry-Riddle and Frequentis is a first,” said Bill Coyne, an Embry-Riddle professor and air traffic management program coordinator based in Daytona Beach. “The experience of Embry-Riddle in air traffic management and Frequentis’ experience with remote virtual towers in Europe are a winning combination. The partnership will initiate research and provide solutions in areas of safety, cost savings and security that could be used globally.”
Hannu Juurakko, Vice President civil air traffic management at Frequentis, added, “As a long-term partner to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in providing mission-critical air traffic management solutions and as a full member of the European ATM research programme SESAR, we are glad to share our experience with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to enable new air traffic management capabilities in this region. This will foster collaboration between Europe and the United States for high-performing ATM solutions.”
Frequentis USA, Inc. is located in Columbia, Maryland, and serves the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense, and the Public Safety community in the United States.
Embry-Riddle and Frequentis; from left to right – Clyde Rinkinen (Associate Professor, Air Traffic Management, Applied Aviation Sciences; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University); Hannu Juurakko (Vice President ATM Civil; Frequentis); Dr. William B. Coyne (Program Coordinator, Air Traffic Management; Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University); Markus Klopf (Strategic Marketing Manager; Frequentis);
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