STAMFORD, Conn., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- PASSUR® Aerospace, Inc. (OTC: PSSR), a business intelligence, predictive analytics, and big data company, announced that an additional six airports have contracted to join the PASSUR Connectivity and Collaboration network, which provides close coordination and information sharing between airlines and airports, used to manage complex or disrupted operations and to reduce costs and passenger disruptions. The six airports are Ted Stevens Anchorage International (ANC), Reagan Washington National (DCA), Cleveland Hopkins International (CLE), Fairbanks International (FAI), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International (FLL), and Tampa International (TPA).
This real time platform makes airports active partners in managing expensive, complex operations, such as major storms, large events, and peak congestion, enabling communication and collaboration with surrounding airports, over 125 airlines, as well as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Liaison Desk at the FAA Command Center to speed up proactive decision making and event recovery.
"When we can get the air navigation service provider, the operator, and the airport all sharing information in real time, it removes any misunderstandings. [The PASSUR Platform] allows everybody to share in the same situational awareness, which in the end equates to efficiency," said Bill Murphy, IATA Assistant Director, FAA Command Center (Airport Improvement Magazine, March/April 2015).
"To the airlines, time is money," explained Kyle Scapple, Airside Operations, Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (Airport Improvement Magazine, March/April 2015). "Every time an aircraft is delayed, they're losing money. What the airport can do is get the key information as timely as possible to benefit their operation."
Rob Kelley, Manager, Airport Operations Control Center (AOCC), Broward County Aviation Department, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, stated, "PASSUR has become an excellent tool to meet our goal of providing consistent and timely two-way communications within our own organization, and between us and our stakeholders."
When airports subscribe to PASSUR Airport Communicator or PASSUR OPSnet, they are automatically enrolled in the IATA Tactical Operations Portal (ITOP) platform, provided by PASSUR to IATA to support IATA's Liaison Desk service, managed from the FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center.
The PASSUR Connectivity and Collaboration platform has been instrumental in successfully managing several major events over the past few years, resulting in a quicker return to regular operations, fewer disruptions to passengers, and cost savings to airlines.
The newest release of the platform, PASSUR Airport Communicator, further enhances seamless communication and coordination through mobile-device compatibility, greater user configurability, and new airport-directed content management.
Local, National, and Global Collaborative Decision-Making Platform
PASSUR Airport Information Network (AIN) creates a single, centralized, and standardized resource to manage information sharing during normal activities, as well as during severe disruptions in the National Airspace, and includes centralized access to all PASSUR Airport Communicator and PASSUR OPSnet sites. The IATA Tactical Operations Portal (ITOP) provides airlines worldwide the ability to minimize same-day constraints in the US by providing access to critical information about US operations, expert traffic management support, and updates on the US National Airspace System (NAS) – all on a single, live, collaborative portal managed by IATA. Together these resources address 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.
About PASSUR® Aerospace, Inc.
PASSUR® Aerospace is a leading business intelligence company, providing predictive analytics and decision support technology for the aviation industry, primarily to improve the operational performance and cash flow of airlines and the airports where they operate. PASSUR® Aerospace's information solutions are used by the largest five North American airlines, over 60 airport customers (including 22 of the top 30 North American airports), more than 200 corporate aviation customers, and the US government. PASSUR® Aerospace owns and operates the largest commercial passive radar network in the world that provides aircraft position updates every 1 to 4.6 seconds, powering a proprietary database that is accessible in real time and delivers timely and accurate information and solutions via PASSUR's industry-leading algorithms and business logic included in its products. Visit PASSUR® Aerospace's website at www.passur.com for updated products, solutions, and news.
The forward-looking statements in this press release, including statements 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 risks and uncertainties related to customer needs, budgetary constraints, competitive pressures, the success of airline trials, the profitable use of PASSUR Aerospace's owned PASSURs located at major airports, PASSUR Aerospace's maintenance of above average quality of its product and services, as well as potential regulatory changes. Further information regarding factors that could affect PASSUR Aerospace's results are contained in PASSUR Aerospace's SEC filings, including the October 31, 2015 Form 10-K and January 31, 2016 Form 10-Q. PASSUR Aerospace undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements for any reason, even if new information becomes available, or other events occur in the future.
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