The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), which supports sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region, has chosen Airbus ProSky subsidiary Metron Aviation in its efforts to reduce aviation emissions in the area.
The U.S.-based Metron Aviation will work closely with APEC, the AEROTHAI Thailand air navigation service provider, and the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) Malaysia to study cost-effective methods for reducing fuel consumption through Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) procedures – the joint initiative to improve airport operational efficiency via increased information exchange between key stakeholders.
With this study, Metron Aviation and its partners will look to find solutions for the area’s growing air traffic volume by optimising capacity within infrastructure constraints, reducing airborne delays and balancing demand to capacity.
“APEC has taken a strong position regarding airspace optimisation and emissions reduction in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Metron Aviation CEO Jim Gaughan. “Their region’s air traffic growth is one of the fastest in the world, and they are taking measures to ensure capacity meets the rising demand, while actively considering environmental concerns. We fully support APEC’s endeavors and are honored to work with all stakeholders to recommend and implement CDM procedures that enhance capacity and reduce emissions.”
Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation is part of the Airbus ProSky subsidiary, which is committed to working with aviation industry stakeholders to build a truly collaborative system with greater capacity, better performance and environmental sustainability.