FlightAware will provide Metron Aviation with access to the world’s largest flight tracking network and data fusion platform, including data from FlightAware’s terrestrial Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receivers in more than 195 countries delivering extensive flight data and surveillance position updates that will provide a valuable resource for Metron Aviation’s portfolio of Air Traffic Management (ATM) services and tools. The broad coverage of the world’s air traffic that FlightAware offers provides real value to Metron Aviation’s abilities to provide highly accurate demand predictions, for a more comprehensive operational picture, hours ahead of time.
As the first initiative of this relationship, Metron Aviation in partnership with CANSO will supply global ANSPs with their Horizon product with integrated FlightAware surveillance data as a complementary Software as a Service (SaaS) solution. Horizon will provide real-time demand prediction capabilities for airports and airspace to help mitigate the uncertainty regarding the restart of air traffic operations as the industry begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
FlightAware is a digital aviation company and operates the world’s largest flight tracking and data platform. With global connectivity to every segment of aviation, FlightAware provides over 10,000 aircraft operators and service providers as well as over 13,000,000 passengers with global flight tracking solutions, predictive technology, analytics, and decision-making tools.
“Leveraging FlightAware’s platform and global data in Metron’s Air Traffic Flow Management Platform will unquestionably increase the predictability of flight movements for ANSPs and air traffic controllers around the world,” said Daniel Baker, CEO FlightAware.
Metron Aviation is a global leader in ATM systems, world-wide, and according to Chris Jordan, President Metron Aviation, customers trust and rely on a range of aviation technical products, services and solutions offered by Metron Aviation. Jordan went on to say the challenges are complex but with customized solutions in ATM and Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM) global customers and partners depend on the company’s standard of excellence. The COVID-19 crisis has underscored the importance of global connectivity. Combining FlightAware data with the Metron Aviation toolset will provide ANSP’s with unprecedented access to highly accurate predictive data hours ahead of flight operations. The ability to accurately predict future capacity imbalances will lead to increased safety and efficiency for our customers, said Chris Jordan, President Metron Aviation.