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Sensis Aerobahn Service Launched by Continental Airlines at Key Houston Hub
Jul 07, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensis Corporation's Aerobahn(R) Service is now operational at Houston Intercontinental Airport (IAH). The web-based Aerobahn Service provides the Continental team with real-time situational awareness into their hub operation at IAH. Continental is also subscribing to Sensis Aerobahn at Newark Liberty International Airport.

"The Sensis Aerobahn Service provides our team with the information needed to reduce taxi times at one of our key hubs," said Mark Moran, Executive Vice President of Operations, Continental Airlines. "Continental's team members at the airport, as well as those at the System Operations Control Center now have a robust set of tools to proactively manage and monitor ground operations. We expect to make more informed, collaborative decisions about airline resources for better system-wide operational performance, with an eye for providing our customers with an exceptional travel experience with Continental while achieving our environmental goals."

Sensis Aerobahn integrates flight schedule and operational data with Sensis Multistatic Dependent Surveillance ground surveillance for a real-time, highly accurate picture of ground traffic.

Continental is using the following Aerobahn tools to more efficiently manage traffic flow on the ground:

-- TaxiView -- Providing real-time situational view of taxiing aircraft. Continental ramp controllers now have a real-time display of taxiing aircraft to make better decisions on when to push planes from the gate, resulting in improved taxi time, less fuel consumption and decreased emissions.

-- OpsView -- Delivering robust real-time and historical information for analysis and reporting. Continental is using OpsView to review operational events and identify trends, with the goal of mitigating the impact of future occurrences of similar events.

-- QuickView -- Providing a quick and accurate assessment of airfield operations with real-time status of arriving and departing flights. QuickView's alerting function delivers a visual alert when configured performance thresholds, such as taxi in or taxi out times, are met or exceeded by particular aircraft. This enables Continental to proactively manage its ground operations and improve the experience of its passengers.

"Sensis Aerobahn provides Continental with the information it needs to more efficiently manage taxi times, leading directly to reduced fuel consumption and cost savings for the airline," said Tony Lo Brutto, Vice President and General Manager of Sensis Air Traffic Systems. "Reducing taxi time also cuts emissions, which directly ties into Continental's Eco-skies environmental responsibility program."

Sensis Aerobahn is operational in North America, Europe and Asia, providing airlines and airports with visibility into the status of critical airside operations. Aerobahn customers include Continental Airlines at Houston Intercontinental and Newark Liberty International Airports; Northwest Airlines at Detroit Metro and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airports; Fraport for Frankfurt Airport; Service de la Navigation Aerienne for Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle Airports; and the Civil Aviation Department for Hong Kong International Airport.


Sensis Corporation provides sensors, information technology, and simulation and modeling to the world's air navigation service providers, civil aviation authorities, airports, airlines and militaries. Sensis Corporation solutions are deployed around the world. For more information regarding Sensis Corporation, visit .


Continental Airlines is the world's fifth largest airline. Continental, together with Continental Express and Continental Connection, has more than 3,100 daily departures throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, serving 145 domestic and 138 international destinations. More than 550 additional points are served via SkyTeam alliance airlines. With more than 45,000 employees, Continental has hubs serving New York, Houston, Cleveland and Guam, and together with Continental Express, carries approximately 69 million passengers per year. For more company information, visit

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