Harris OSYRIS Queue Management suite will improve operational efficiency and reduce aircraft fuel burn and emissions
BREMEN, Germany, September 9th, 2015 – Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), has been awarded a contract by NAV CANADA to deploy its aircraft arrival sequencing solution at four key airports in Canada: Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary. When implemented, the Harris OSYRIS Queue Management solution will optimize arrival sequencing of aircraft into the airport terminal movement areas. NAV CANADA is the second largest air navigation service provider by traffic volume in the world.
“Our solution enables air traffic controllers to plan the arrivals of aircraft into airports while considering the operational constraints on the airport surface and surrounding terminal airspace,” said Frank Koehne, Managing Director of Exelis Orthogon GmbH, recently acquired by Harris. “We look forward to working cooperatively with NAV CANADA to integrate the OSYRIS Queue Management architecture.
The integration of the OSYRIS Queue Management solution provides an important enhancement to NAV CANADA’s existing arrival management capabilities. NAV CANADA customers will benefit from the improved predictability, as well as reduced aircraft operating costs.
This will lay the foundation for coupled arrival and departure management operations to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Block 2 ASBU. The long term goals for ICAO’s roadmap are greener airports; globally interoperable systems and data; optimum capacity and flexible flights; and efficient flight paths.
With support from Exelis Orthogon GmbH, recently acquired by Harris, NAV CANADA will integrate the OSYRIS Queue Management product into its existing ATM infrastructure to ensure seamless automated data exchange across NAVCANtrac and NAVCANsuite.
“The Harris solution is an important stepping stone toward further increasing the capacity of our airspace,” said Sidney Koslow, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Engineering for NAV CANADA. “With more than 12 million aircraft movements per year, we are always improving flight efficiencies to enable reductions in fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions for our airline customers. We selected Harris for its market-leading air traffic optimization solutions that will help us further improve the air traffic services.”
Exelis acquired the Orthogon business, based in Bremen, Germany, from Barco NV in August 2014. Exelis Orthogon’s air traffic queue management solutions are used by customers to manage air traffic operations at some of the world’s busiest airports including those in London, Gatwick, Singapore, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and Zurich and Doha.
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