Aerocivil Colombia and Airbus ProSky's Metron Aviation announced a new agreement to deploy the "Metron Harmony" Air Traffic Flow Management (AFTM) system to improve Air Traffic Management (ATM) in Colombia's airspace.
Airbus ProSky CEO Paul-Franck Bijou calls Colombia "one of the fastest growing air traffic markets."
The agreement was announced at the World ATM Congress in Madrid, Spain. According to Airbus ProSky, Colombia's air navigation service provider is in need of new ATM technology to avoid airspace saturation for inbound flights.
Metron Harmony will provide airlines in Colombia with a better real-time view of AT and airport surface conditions in an effort to improve fuel efficiency and reduce taxi delays.
"The core ATFM principles, enabled with Metron Harmony, will ensure the most efficient use of resource capacity and the highest levels of mobility and air connectivity that will meet user needs. In addition to the fuel and emission reductions benefits seen in other countries of ATFM implementation, the system will also support our strategic regional strategy of sharing operational data between the ICAO North America and Latin America regions," said Mauricio Corredor, director of ATFCM for Aerocivil Colombia.