Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Contracts for PASSUR Field Condition Reporting; Joins Airport Information Network (AIN)
STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PASSUR® Aerospace, Inc. (OTC: PSSR), a business intelligence software and solutions company, announced today that Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport (MSP) has contracted for PASSUR OPSnet™ Field Condition Report (FCR), providing airport users access to timely, accurate, and complete airport condition information on a standardized and automated platform.
"Airports are undertaking new roles and responsibilities – such as assisting air traffic control and our airline partners in the coordination and management of surface operations, diversions, and tarmac delays. We need an entirely new set of capabilities for communicating and collaborating with those partners in order to enhance the MSP passenger experience," said Paul Sichko, Assistant Director, MSP Operations. "PASSUR OPSnet FCR is a proven platform that will give us the capabilities to work with our stakeholders in that endeavor."
"We're pleased to add MSP to our web-based North American network of airports, airlines, and other aviation professionals who are leading the way in collaborative management of the National Airspace System (NAS)," said Jim Barry, President and CEO of PASSUR Aerospace. "As more and more forward-thinking, innovative airports like MSP join the network, it becomes exponentially more valuable for the hundreds of daily users who count on PASSUR for critical information and operational coordination."
MSP is one of 19 airports directly reporting their field conditions and/or tarmac delays via PASSUR OPSnet, which consolidates airport conditions – including NOTAMs and critical non-NOTAM information – onto a single screen. MSP's field conditions will also be accessible through Airport Information Network (AIN), which provides new levels of automation to all participating airports and is available to airline system operation centers in the U.S. and internationally. Almost all of the major North American airlines, and more than 90 airports, are participants in AIN.
The PASSUR Airport Operations Program
Airports are being asked to provide more cost-effective, efficient, and safe airfield operations for carriers to help them achieve greater throughput, quicker turns, and fewer ground delays – critical elements of airline profitability in today's challenging environment. Airports also want to consolidate airfield management functions onto a single platform to minimize staff requirements. The PASSUR Airport Operations Program provides airport ramp tower, operations, and communications centers with the alerts, decision support, and planning, and analysis tools they need to run a more efficient and safe operation, and the web platform for cost-effective communication, coordination, and collaboration with all the airport's key constituencies. It includes modules for field condition reporting/eNOTAM/Digital NOTAM integration, live dashboards of key operations metrics, flight and airspace visualization, and "long onboard" ground delay management (Tarmac Delay Monitor).
Airport Information Network (AIN) and PASSUR OPSnet FCR
AIN creates a single, centralized, and standardized resource to manage information sharing during normal activities, as well as during severe disruptions in the NAS. It addresses the industry's need for a collaborative platform where all stakeholders – airports, airlines, corporate aviation, ATC, ground handlers, and other support services – are united on a common operating platform and share the same timely and accurate information. PASSUR FCR is an add-on module to AIN, accessed from the same page, providing deeper, more detailed field condition information, including NOTAM and non-NOTAM updates and remote alerts for critical changes.
About PASSUR Aerospace
PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. is a business intelligence company that provides predictive analytics built on proprietary algorithms and the concurrent integration and simultaneous mining of multiple databases. We believe PASSUR is the industry standard in business intelligence dashboards and predictive analytics for aviation organizations. PASSUR serves dozens of airlines (including six of the top eight North American airlines, and all five of the top hub carriers), approximately 60 airport customers (including 23 of the top 30 North American airports), and approximately 200 corporate aviation customers, as well as the U.S. government, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). PASSUR's system provides coast-to-coast coverage and is driven by proprietary, patented, business intelligence software, which is powered by a unique North American network of 155 passive radars, company owned. Supplementary, detailed coverage is also provided at 98 of the top 100 North American airports. Other PASSURs are located in Europe and Asia. Flight tracks are updated between 1 and 4.6 seconds, thereby making available a system which is user-friendly and useful for decision-making. Visit PASSUR Aerospace's Website at http://www.passur.com for updated news, products, and solutions.
The forward-looking statements in this press 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 owned 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, 2011 Form 10-K and April 30, 2012 Form 10-Q.
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