Airservices Australia has completed site acceptance testing of Metron Aviations Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) system which is currently being deployed at Airservices National Operations Centre in Canberra.
As part of its long-term airspace capacity planning, Airservices Australia surveyed the industry for proven traffic flow management technologies to enhance the capacity, efficiency and safety of the Australian airspace. Airservices Australia selected Metron Aviation for its unmatched expertise in managing airspace constraints to help Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSP) increase efficiency while maintaining safety. Airservices selected Metron Aviation based on their established and proven track record of system-wide traffic flow management to improve safety and efficiency, said Greg Russell, Chief Executive Officer of Airservices Australia. With this site acceptance milestone, we have made important progress towards the successful deployment of a solution that can help Airservices balance air traffic demand with capacity, helping to reduce delays and emissions at an airport and airspace level. Metron Aviation pioneered the field of ATFM and has a proven track record in turning groundbreaking operational concepts into deployed capabilities. With unparalleled air traffic management expertise, Metron Aviation developed the industry's first system-wide ATFM platform which includes capabilities for collaborative decision making, real-time route management, slot credit substitutions and airspace flow programs. Airservices Australia has a well-deserved reputation as an industry leader and forward-looking adopter of next generation technologies, said Dave Ellison, Chief Executive Officer of Metron Aviation. We are grateful for the opportunity to support Airservices vision of traffic flow management that brings quantifiable benefits to its stakeholders including airlines, airports and service providers.