ITT Exelis and Metron Aviation form partnership to develop air traffic management technologies

HERNDON, Va., 12 Sept. 2012. ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS), a global aerospace, defense and information solutions company, and Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas and member of the Airbus ProSky Group, are collaborating to develop a joint product offering, Symphony OpsVue with Harmony.

Sep 12th, 2012

HERNDON, Va., 12 Sept. 2012. ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS), a global aerospace, defense and information solutions company, and Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas and member of the Airbus ProSky Group, are collaborating to develop a joint product offering, Symphony OpsVue with Harmony. This product will provide airport and airline customers with a comprehensive view of their operations in the air and on the ground.

Under the partnership, the product will incorporate the flight data visualizations of Exelis Symphony OpsVue with Metron Harmony's flow management and Collaborative Decision Making capabilities to track aircraft and vehicle movement gate-to-gate.

Symphony OpsVue is a web-hosted application that provides visualization of all flights in the National Airspace System and operational monitoring and alerting for diversion management, irregular operations, and compliance with passenger bill of rights requirements. Symphony OpsVue leverages any aircraft surveillance data available, including data from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) NextGen surveillance system. Metron Harmony is a web-based application that allows airline and airport users to predict congestion on the airport surface and en route. Metron Harmony includes decision support tools that allow management of congestion, advanced slot substitution capabilities and efficient collaboration with the FAA's national traffic flow management system.

The integration of the air traffic management tools of Exelis and Metron Aviation provide allows airport operators to manage their operations for high system throughput and efficiency. The centrally hosted applications, combined with monitoring and support enables customers to bring a reliable capability to their operation without the need for establishing physical IT infrastructure and system support staffing.

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