STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- PASSUR® Aerospace, Inc. (OTC: PSSR), a business intelligence, predictive analytics, and big data company, and Air France announced that they have formalized a partnership to develop in Europe several core modules of PASSUR Integrated Traffic Management (PITM), designed to increase flight predictability and minimize delays and disruptions by addressing costly and complex air traffic constraints.
Air France Operational Control Center is addressing several critical operational and business objectives, including:
- Supporting flight crews with actionable, predictive information regarding the ATC situation at the destination before and during the flight
- Predicting risks of diversion
- Managing diversions
- Limiting delays
- Reducing fuel burn (consumption and emissions)
In developing the European version of PITM with PASSUR Aerospace, Air France is staking out a leading role among European airlines in advanced network management at the system operations level, adapting air traffic management solutions proven with leading North American airlines and airports, to the specific requirements of the European airspace.
The initial deployment of PASSUR solutions and Air France will be at its Operations Control Center, and focus on optimizing operations at Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Paris Orly (ORY), Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), London Heathrow (LHR), and Istanbul Ataturk (IST) airports.
PITM targets key constraints throughout the entire flight trajectory, gate-to-gate, to optimize fuel costs and emissions, schedule integrity, and the passenger experience. The global direct cost of flight disruptions is estimated at $30B annually. PITM:
- Predicts how the airspace will operate – every aircraft trajectory and constraint
- Alerts to future constraints and disruptions
- Advises how to eliminate, avoid, or minimize the constraints and disruptions
- Enables proactive steps to address complex air traffic management conditions
PITM includes modules for diversion management, airport capacity management, flight trajectory prediction, surface optimization, and collaborative airport information and field condition reporting.
Air France is the launch customer for PASSUR's Global Air Traffic Initiatives, led by Dan Smiley, SVP Global Air Traffic Management (ATM) Solutions. Prior to joining PASSUR, Dan was Vice President of System Operations Services for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
About PASSUR® Aerospace, Inc.
PASSUR Aerospace (OTC: PSSR) 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 five largest North American airlines, more than 60 airport customers, (including the top 30 North American airports), hundreds of business aviation customers, and the U.S. government. PASSUR 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.
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About Air France
Air France, a global airline of French inspiration, with high standards and a caring attitude, turns the flight into a moment of real pleasure on all its daily operations in France, Europe and worldwide.
Air France-KLM is the leading Group in terms of international traffic on departure from Europe. In 2017, it offers its customers access to a network covering 328 destinations in 118 countries thanks to its four brands Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Transavia and HOP! Air France. With a fleet of 534 aircraft in operation and 93.4 million passengers carried in 2016, Air France-KLM operates up to 2,300 daily flights, mainly from its hubs at Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Its Flying Blue frequent flyer programme is one of the leaders in Europe with over 27 million members.
Air France-KLM and its partners Delta Air Lines and Alitalia operate the biggest trans-Atlantic joint-venture with over 270 daily flights.
Air France-KLM is also a member of the SkyTeam alliance which has 20 member airlines, offering customers access to a global network of over 17,000 daily flights to more than 1,060 destinations in 177 countries.
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