[Avionics Today 08-04-2013] Exelis announced acquisition of German company Barco Orthogon, which designs and develops applications for Air Traffic Management (ATM). The technology designed by Orthogon allows airport operators, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and airlines to collaboratively manage capacity constraints on the airport surface and in the air. It also helps predict traffic demand on runways.
"The acquisition of Orthogon expands our aviation solutions portfolio and international market position," said Pam Drew, president of the Exelis Information Systems division. "With our global airport presence and Orthogon's queue management applications we see opportunities to deliver solutions to our customers that will lower costs and increase capacity and efficiency of their operations."