ITT Corporation has signed a two-year agreement with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to provide its Symphony OpsVue flight tracking and situational awareness system for flight training programs at the university’s Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., campuses.
ITT’s Symphony OpsVue application will offer students a complete and accurate real-time view of airway and airport activity, allowing for safer, more efficient operations. Providing flexible data visualization options, the system incorporates the most comprehensive aircraft surveillance data available, including data from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen surveillance system, which ITT installed and will operate and maintain. OpsVue is one module within ITT’s comprehensive Symphony application suite.
“ITT continually looks to support smart, reliable and efficient airspace management. As one of the earlier adopters of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) technology, Embry-Riddle has been using cutting-edge technologies to train pilots since 1925. We are proud to offer this powerful new resource to help pilots-in-training make real-time decisions based on a complete view of their operations,” said John Kefaliotis, ITT’s vice president of next generation transportation systems.
“ITT’s surveillance data and flight tracking display application has brought an unprecedented level of situational awareness that did not exist before, making Embry-Riddle’s flight program safer,” said Steven Hampton, Associate Dean for Research, College of Aviation, at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus. “We are pleased to extend our relationship with ITT and assist in developing solutions with industry leaders to today’s and tomorrow’s aeronautical and aerospace challenges.”
Symphony OpsVue improves collaborative decision-making capabilities by integrating data from multiple information sources. The application is based on a synthesis of all FAA air traffic en route and surface surveillance data available in the U.S. National Airspace System. In addition to using ADS-B data derived directly from the national NextGen ADS-B network, OpsVue data sources include FAA en route and terminal secondary surveillance radar; FAA ASDE-X (Airport Surface Detection Equipment – X-band); and FAA WAM (Wide Area Multilateration).
ITT Information Systems provides networked decision-support solutions to government and commercial customers through sophisticated information integration and protection, such as next generation air traffic management and information and cyber solutions. ITT is currently under contract with the FAA to deploy, operate and maintain the ADS-B system, the cornerstone technology of NextGen that will transform the ground-based air traffic control system of today to a more efficient, satellite-based system. ITT’s ADS-B contract performance is outstanding, fully meeting all contract milestones in accordance with an aggressive schedule set by the FAA in 2007.
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation (itt.com) is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion.
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