HERNDON, Va., June 4, 2012 – ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a contract by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for the use of its Symphony® OpsVue airport management solution at Washington Dulles International Airport. The web-based Symphony OpsVue system is a flight tracking and situational awareness application that supports new levels of collaboration between the airport operations department and its airlines and ground handling companies.
“Symphony OpsVue ensures that decisions are based on a complete view of airport operations. It uses a cloud-based architecture that delivers business intelligence cost effectively on a single platform,” said Ted Carniol, general manager of commercial aviation solutions for Exelis. “The application uses Next Generation aircraft flight tracking data from the most accurate, comprehensive, integrated surveillance network available. This real-time situational awareness of airport operations will help reduce the time it takes to load aircraft, create a smoother de-icing process during the winter season, and get flights on their way.“
Launching Symphony OpsVue at one of the nation’s busiest domestic and international airports is intended to showcase the efficiency, safety, and environmental benefits gained from having full awareness of each flight’s location and status. For example, Symphony OpsVue will provide the ability to monitor taxi times for all flights on the surface and create automated alerts in the form of email and text messages when user defined taxi time thresholds are exceeded.
The Exelis system includes the recent Symphony OpsVue 1.7 software release which doubles the amount of data available to airport and airline customers, and adds customizable two and three dimensional models of airspace, runways and gates. An innovative drawing tool incorporates a Geo-Fencing capability that permits airport operations users to dynamically create a virtual perimeter around a specific geographical area at the airport, and then track the volume, speed, and movement of aircraft within that space.
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 billion. www.exelisinc.com
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