Northrop Grummans Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) Technology Wins Innovation Award

Northrop Grumman CorporationsEurope-based airport systems business has received an award from Inter Airport Europe 2011 for the Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) technology and services capability in recognition of the innovation behind ARC. The award, in the category of interData, was presented on the opening morning of the show.
ARC is designed to provide the airport community with more accurate and timely information for enhanced decision making and improved coordination of airport operations. The ARC technology uses existing infrastructure to deliver a common situational awareness picture through web-based geographical and tabular views of the airfield operations. ARCs processes, and suite of complementary professional services delivered by experienced airport practitioners, can be optimised to combine industry best practices with local airport needs.

ARC software provides data sharing and through accurate taxi time calculation, enables optimum departure sequencing. The ARC software is intelligent in the complexity of the tasks it performs, belied by the simplicity of its appearance. The calculation of the taxi times takes into account aircraft type, airfield layout, operating conditions and a host of other parameters to ensure a departure sequence which maximises flow and minimises delay.

The truly innovative element of ARC is the combination of software and the expertise of the ARC professional services team can provide the complete A-CDM solution to airports. Many suppliers offer IT systems to support data sharing and collaboration, but the expert support and intelligence behind Northrop Grummans ARC sets it apart from the crowd.

We are delighted to win such a prestigious award in recognition of the innovation of ARC said Charles Houseago, Managing Director. This comes at a very exciting time as we are enhancing the product offering to encompass a Passenger Flow Module. The new module of ARC offers airports a simple way to use existing data sources in a smarter way, giving more accurate forecasting and higher predictability. concluded Charles.

The Inter Airport Europes independent Awards Jury consisted of the following members: Ben Vogel, Editor, Jane's Airport Review; Martin Lamprecht, Publisher, Momberger Airport Information; Michael Zaddach, Head of IT Services, Munich Airport; and Greg Ballentine, Senior Aviation Planner/Architect, GENIVAR.
Emma Barnard
Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems


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