Airbus ProSky subsidiary Metron Aviation has been selected by Airservices Australia, the Australian government-owned corporation that oversees airspace management in the country, for the next phase of its Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) programme to optimize international flight operations in the nation’s airspace.
The programme seeks to enable improved efficiency for international air travel to Australia by targeting an arrival time that balances air traffic demand with capacity, through engagement in global Collaborative Decision Making processes – the joint initiative to improve airport operational efficiency through increased information exchange between key stakeholders.
U.S.-based Metron Aviation will contribute its proven Concept Engineering methodology, which engages all stakeholders – including international aircraft operators, air navigation service providers, airport authorities and others in the aviation industry – in operational concept and procedure development.
This new announcement follows Airservices Australia’s successful 2012 deployment of Metron Harmony – an advanced Integrated Air Traffic Flow Management (I-ATFM) system – that has improved the safety and capacity of the Australian airspace and resulted in significant savings for airline operators.
“Airservices is a global leader in the application of CDM to improve the performance for its key stakeholders and air traffic management systems,” said Jim Gaughan, Metron Aviation CEO. “We are proud that we have the opportunity to assist Airservices Australia in expanding the collaborative capabilities of Metron Harmony in Australia, to include international arrivals and benefit their global stakeholders.”
Metron Aviation is part of the Airbus ProSky subsidiary, which also includes the Quovadis and ATRiCS companies. ProSky is committed to working side-by-side with air navigation service providers, aircraft operators and airport authorities to build a truly collaborative system with greater capacity, better performance and environmental sustainability for all stakeholders.