ATM Modernization, Military

‘Airport for the Future’ Consortium

By Tish Drake | March 27, 2007
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Jeppesen and Sensis Corp. joined a Lockheed Martin-led consortium to develop the “Airport of the Future.”Under the Integrated Airport Project, a three-year effort designed to develop new technologies in airport operations, Jeppesen will provide a detailed Airport Mapping Database at Daytona Beach International Airport (DBIA) and Sensis will apply its expertise in Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), System-Wide Information Management (SWIM) networks and decision-support tools that enable trajectory-based operations to improve flight path predictability, increase operational efficiency and reduce controller workload. The Integrated Airport Project, which Lockheed Martin leads with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and DBIA, will showcase emerging technologies in safety, security, capacity and efficiency in the next generation of airports, Lockheed Martin said. Embry-Riddle, DBIA and Lockheed Martin are pursuing federal funding for the project, which is designed as a 50-50 government-industry partnership. In addition to Sensis and Jeppesen, other consortium members include Transtech Airport Solutions, ENSCO and Mosaic ATM. The project is proceeding in four phases. Phase 1, focused on safety and security, began last fall and is expected to last through the third quarter of 2007. Phase 2, which began this quarter, is focused on airport surface capacity and efficiency. Phases 3 and 4 will begin in 2008 and will focus on arrival and departure management efficiencies, navigation and all-weather operations.

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