Benefits include greater situational awareness, safety, capacity and efficiency
MADRID - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is running demonstrations of its TowerTrac integrated NextGen airport tower system for the first time before an international audience at the World ATM Congress. The system improves the efficiency, capacity and safety of airport operations by networking data that can be shared by controllers, pilots, ramp operators and other airport users.
Among its benefits, TowerTrac's digital flight strips can be accessed by touch screen technology, allowing them to be shared among controllers.
"Controllers in Mumbai would see immediate efficiencies with TowerTrac because of its ease of use and integrated data display," said Teh-Kuang Lung, director of NextGen and international ATM C4I Systems in Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business. "The shared situational awareness translates into greater safety, capacity and efficiency, which are all key ingredients of the NextGen system of tomorrow."
TowerTrac's features include runway incursion detection functions that generate alerts to both controllers and pilots. With its ability to help users plan ahead, the system saves fuel and reduces emissions by calculating taxi delay times so that planes spend less time idling in the queue.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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