Metron Aviation, based in Dulles, Va., was awarded a contract to evaluate air-side capacity enhancements for South Africa. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) provided a grant to the Air Traffic and Navigation Services Company (ATNS) to fund the study. Metron Aviation, with its team members Landrum & Brown (L&B) and ACA Associates, will evaluate the viability of utilizing advanced technologies and procedural improvements to reduce delays and improve the efficiency, while minimizing environmental impacts of air traffic movements at the Cape Town, King Shaka (Durban) and O.R. Tambo (Johannesburg) international airports and in the surrounding airspace.
"Metron Aviation has been working with ATNS and South African stakeholders for some time, beginning with the successful deployment of the Metron Harmony Air Traffic Flow Management in advance of the 2010 World Cup. We are delighted to extend our partnership with ATNS to increase aviation capacity in South Africa," said Jim Gaughan, President and CEO, Metron Aviation. "ATNS remains a global leader in ATM and is consistently looking for innovative solutions to provide benefits to their airlines, while accommodating growing air traffic demand."