ITT Exelis provides upgraded noise and flight tracking system to Sarasota
Bradenton International Airport
NextGen surveillance improves analysis and fidelity of existing noise and
operations monitoring system
HERNDON, Va. -- November 26, 2012
Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority has entered into an agreement with ITT
Exelis (NYSE: XLS) to upgrade its noise and flight tracking systems at
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Fla. The upgrade replaces the
existing terminal radar data feed with NextGen data, allowing for higher
accuracy flight tracking, more frequent updates, and greater reliability.
SRQ uses the Exelis noise and operations monitoring solution to validate,
monitor and enhance aircraft departure and arrival procedures. The Exelis
solution with the NextGen surveillance feed produces more accurate
geo-referenced flight tracks with higher update rates than any single terminal
radar. This solution allows the airport and the surrounding community to
corroborate aircraft operations and flight tracks over the community, thereby
simultaneously addressing community concerns about aircraft noise and
fostering air commerce.
“We are pleased that the airport will continue its partnership with Exelis.
The enhancements to our noise monitoring system provides the airport with the
latest technology available and demonstrates SRQ’s strong commitment to being
a good neighbor,” said Fredrick (Rick) J. Piccolo, president and CEO of
Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
About ITT Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and
information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging
global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and
surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and
information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite
aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year
legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers
worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for
managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean,
Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8
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