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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Spirit Selects Exelis for Surveillance

[Avionics Today March 4, 2014] Spirit Airlines has selected the Exelis aircraft surveillance solution, Sypmhony OpsVue, to provide visual tracking of its aircraft fleet while on the ground.
 
The Spirit fleet is equipped with ADS-B transponders, which will enable the Symphony OpsVue tracking of the aircraft while on the airport surface in the taxiway, ramp or gate. 
 
“The Exelis solution will allow us to effectively manage tarmac delay requirements, improve diversion management and provide critical decision-support information during both routine and irregular operations,” said Jyri Strandman, vice president of flight operations for Spirit Airlines. 
 
“Using this information will enable us to better monitor surface movement of our aircraft to meet our mission of providing safe, ultra-low cost and efficient air transportation.”
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