Under an agreement with Philadelphia International Airport, ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) is providing the airport with its Symphony OpsVue flight tracking and situational awareness system. Symphony OpsVue offers a real-time view of airway and airport activity, which allows for safer, more efficient operations.
Providing flexible data visualization options, the system incorporates the most comprehensive aircraft surveillance data available, including data from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen surveillance system, which Exelis is installing, operating and maintaining nationwide.
“For Philadelphia, Symphony OpsVue’s centrally managed, cloud-based architecture delivers business intelligence both cost effectively and on a single platform, ensuring that decisions are based on a complete view of operations,” said Ted Carniol, general manager of commercial aviation solutions for Exelis.
Philadelphia International also licenses the Symphony® EnvironmentalVue™ system, which permits airports to better monitor and manage emission and noise pollution. Together, Symphony OpsVue and Environmental enable the efficiency, safety and environmental benefits gained from having full awareness of a flight’s status both on the ground and in the air. These systems will allow airlines, airports and ground-handling companies to collaborate on a large scale.
Symphony OpsVue enables collaborative decision-making among pilots, controllers and airport staff by allowing users to track aircraft and vehicle movement. It monitors performance and irregular operations; manages arrivals, departures, pushback and de-icing times; and complies with passenger bill of rights requirements.
About ITT Exelis Information Systems
Headquartered in Herndon, Va., the ITT Exelis Information Systems division has a strong heritage of applying highly specialized talent to provide customers with innovative solutions for their most critical missions, including the defense and intelligence, air traffic management, space and earth science, and homeland defense markets.
About ITT Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. www.exelisinc.com