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Saab Sensis to Provide TBO Support for NextGen Institute

By gguarino | November 20, 2012
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Saab Sensis has been selected as the air traffic control Decision Support Tool (DST) developer subject matter expert (SME) for the NextGen Institute’s Trajectory-Based Operations (TBO) research.

The NextGen Institute selected Saab Sensis to provide the DST developer perspective on developing the procedures and tools needed to implement the automated routing of high altitude en-route flights using trajectory-based flight paths, in place of air traffic control clearance-based paths, the company said.

The research will involve providing current and future air traffic demand scenarios and system-wide simulations to evaluate current and future air traffic management concepts.

Together with the NextGen Institute, Saab Sensis will also participate in joint FAA/SESAR (Single European Sky ATM Research) to help ensure compatibility between the U.S. and European-based next generation air transportation systems.

“By coordinating with the international SESAR community, the future synchronization of efficient, cross-Atlantic air travel is being formed with common requirements and operational concepts,” said Ken Kaminski, senior vice president and general manager of Saab Sensis Corporation. 

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