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US Airways Contracts for PASSUR(R) Live Airspace Analysis Tools for Their Operations Control Center
Oct 12, 2007 (08:10 AM EDT)
GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Megadata Corporation announced today that US Airways is expanding its use of PASSUR aviation information solutions, by contracting for PASSUR FlightPerform(TM) live airspace analysis tools for improved airspace utilization, fuel management, and diversion management. The new software will be deployed at US Airways' Operations Control Center in Pittsburgh, and complements the existing use of PASSUR applications at US Airways' major hubs and large Northeast stations, used to improve passenger and baggage connection decisions; on-time performance and enhance the customer experience.
"This is the next step in our ongoing deployment of PASSUR at US Airways," said David Seymour, vice president operations control and planning for US Airways. "We have major operations in the most complex and congested airspace in the world; our focus is to generate all possible efficiencies out of that existing airspace infrastructure. This latest deployment of PASSUR tools will make us more effective in our interaction with Air Traffic Control to achieve favorable outcomes for our fleet -- and our passengers -- every day, while significantly affecting our operational costs. We have been very pleased with the deployment of PASSUR at the hub level, and we look forward to this expansion of our partnership."
"We have developed a host of solutions to help airlines reduce costs, and we're pleased to introduce another significant capability to US Airways," said Jim Barry, Megadata's president and CEO. "They have closely studied and analyzed the use of PASSUR tools at the system operations level, and have concluded that we will be able to offer the financial savings and operational efficiencies that are the prerequisite for any investment in new technology. We're very pleased."
This new phase of PASSUR implementation at US Airways will focus on System Operations issues, including:
-- Optimized fuel management through more accurate predictions of aircraft hold times in the terminal airspace; -- Real-time decision support to mitigate diversions related to weather and ATC issues; -- Continued evaluation of airport/airspace utilization allowing improved operational decisions in real time.
These benefits result from PASSUR FlightPerform real-time visualization of the airspace, which includes:
-- Access to the international network of proprietary PASSUR radar installations, covering the US Airways' network; -- True Tracking(TM) -- completely unique high resolution, 4.6 second aircraft update precision tracking of flight position driven by PASSUR radar updates; -- Comprehensive view of the airspace activity, including arrival and departure rates, real-time runway configurations, vectors, and miles- in-trail; -- Live analysis of airborne holds -- completely unique to PASSUR.
About US Airways
US Airways http://www.usairways.com is the fifth largest domestic airline employing more than 36,000 aviation professionals worldwide. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express operate approximately 3,800 flights per day and serve more than 230 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. US Airways is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers our customers 16,000 daily flights to 855 destinations in 155 countries worldwide. Additional information on US Airways can be found at .
Megadata owns and operates a unique database of flight information with proprietary decision-making software, primarily powered by a growing international network of passive radars (PASSURs) located at more than 70 airports world-wide, including 33 of the top 35 U.S. airports -- from which it provides PASSUR information, analytics, and decision support tools to improve the financial condition and operational efficiency of aviation organizations. Megadata offers unique user-friendly information as well as decision algorithms which provide innovative commercial air traffic solutions to more than 50 airports, including 8 of the top 10 U.S. airports; dozens of airlines, including 7 of the top 10 U.S. airlines; and more than 150 corporate aviation customers, as well to the U.S. Government. In addition, the Company has created and implemented collaborative web-based software that allows the Company's customers to instantly share information to improve individual and joint decision making, creating additional value for those customers.
Visit Megadata's web site at http://www.passur.com for updated products, solutions and PASSUR news.
The forward-looking statements in this news release relating to management's expectations and beliefs are based on preliminary information and management assumptions. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a wide range of risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ in material respects, including those related to customer needs, budgetary constraints, competitive pressures, the success of airline trials, the profitable use of the Company's PASSURs located at major airports, the Company's maintenance of above average quality of its product and services, as well as potential regulatory changes. Further information regarding factors that could affect the Company's results is contained in the Company's SEC filings, including the October 31, 2006 Form 10-K, and the July 31, 2007 10-Q.
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