Raytheon's latest air traffic management systems go into continuous operation
at two of the world's busiest airports
Systems designed to reduce delays and increase capacity and efficiency
PARIS, June 19, 2013
PARIS, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) latest air
traffic management automation systems have successfully gone into continuous
operation at two of the world's busiest airport hubs: Dallas Fort Worth in the
U.S. and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
Dallas Fort Worth is the first of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's
(FAA) high volume hubs to transition to Raytheon's Standard Terminal
Automation Replacement System (STARS) automation platform as the FAA
modernizes the terminal approach control facilities (TRACONs) in the National
Airspace System and installs a common terminal automation system across the
FAA and the U.S. Department of Defense.
Raytheon's AutoTrac III automation system has also successfully transitioned
to continuous operation in Dubai, providing approach and departure services
for Dubai International, Dubai World Central, Al Maktoum International,
Sharjah International, and Minhad Air Force Base, as well as air traffic
control service to Ras Al Khaimah International. The system is also installed
at the Dubai International and Al Maktoum International Control Towers.
"These significant milestones have been achieved through Raytheon's close
cooperation and partnership with the FAA and with the Dubai Air Navigation
Services (DANS) managed by Serco," said Joseph Paone, director of Raytheon's
Air Traffic Systems. "This modernization ensures that the complex airspace in
Dallas Fort Worth and Dubai is ready for the improved safety, capacity,
efficiency and environmental benefits required to accommodate the forecast
increase in global air traffic."
STARS is the foundational platform for the FAA's transformational Next
Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) initiative to create capacity,
increase efficiency, reduce congestion and minimize fuel burn and pollutant
emissions in the National Airspace. Under the FAA's Terminal Automation
Modernization/Replacement (TAMR) program, Raytheon is modernizing FAA and U.S.
Department of Defense air traffic control facilities, including the largest.
More than 150 STARS systems are already in operation.
Raytheon's AutoTrac III features a new generation of flight and surveillance
data processing systems and it provides the software and hardware to ensure
the safety of air traffic for Dubai Approach Control. It can be easily
expanded to accommodate anticipated air traffic growth in the region.
AutoTrac III has been in continuous operation for two years at India's three
busiest airports: New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. The system has also been
selected by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department.
Raytheon's automation systems provide safe separation of arrival and departure
aircraft in the tower and terminal areas and en route. The systems are fully
digital and their infrastructure is scalable to meet traffic demands and to
accommodate the introduction of future automation functions necessary for
enhanced safety, efficiency and capacity.
A global leader in air traffic management, Raytheon has 60 years of experience
providing solutions for civil and military customers in more than 60 countries
covering 60 percent of the world's airspace. The company is committed to
supporting safety, efficiency, reduced environmental impact and enhanced
security in the world's airspace by providing the industry's most innovative
and comprehensive portfolio of proven air traffic management solutions.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation
spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission
systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects;
and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a
broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham,
Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on
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