Boeing Subsidiary The Preston Group Sells Aviation Simulation Consultancy Services for Las Vegas Airport

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Boeing Company

    SEATTLE, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Preston Group, a wholly owned
 subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE:   BA), has been awarded a contract to
 provide long-term consulting services to the Clark County Department of
 Aviation, which operates McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001004/BOEINGLOGO )
     The Preston Group will use its advanced Total Airspace and Airport
 Modeller -- Plus (TAAM Plus) to support the effort. TAAM Plus is a fast-time
 gate-to-gate simulation tool used by civil aviation authorities, aviation
 research establishments, airlines and airports worldwide to analyze
 operations, redesign airspace, optimize the use of existing facilities and
 plan for the future. "Fast-time" means modeling certain activities, like an
 airport's daily traffic, at many times the speed they happen naturally.
     One of North America's busiest airports, McCarran is a recognized industry
 leader in planning, technology and facilities. The gateway to one of the most
 popular destinations in the world, McCarran served nearly
 37 million passengers in 2000 and has experienced a 76 percent increase in
 passenger volume in the past 10 years.
     The airport's recently released "Vision 2020" plan provides a blueprint
 for future growth, including a new domestic/international terminal, a new
 charter terminal and additional roadway and terminal improvements. The plan
 includes a preliminary timeline for development of a second international
 airport in the Ivanpah Valley to serve the Las Vegas area. The Clark County
 Department of Aviation currently operates five general aviation facilities in
 southern Nevada in addition to McCarran.
     The Las Vegas project, scheduled for completion in summer 2002, involves
 developing and calibrating a detailed simulation model of McCarran, including
 ground movement and terminal airspace activity. From this calibrated model,
 simulations will be developed for planning activity levels of future aircraft
 movements that correspond to available aviation forecasts:  2005, 2010, 2015
 and 2020.
     The simulations will evaluate a new international airport in the Ivanpah
 Valley to assess its environmental effects and the optimal method of operating
 the new airport in conjunction with McCarran. The project will examine
 potential capacity benefits from additional facilities and operating
 procedures as well as other possible alternatives. An assessment of the
 re-configured, four-corner post TRACON airspace will be performed, simulating
 the traffic demand at McCarran and its satellite airports. Additional
 improvements at satellite airports will also be evaluated.
     The Preston Group provides leading simulation, decision support, and
 scheduling systems for the global aviation industry. The Preston Group has
 developed advanced optimization and visualization technology, as well as
 industry expertise, to meet the needs of its customers through cost-effective
 software systems and services. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, the
 company also maintains offices in Washington, D.C., and London.
     The Preston Group is a unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, which
 offers the industry's most complete selection of aviation support products and
 services.
 
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    SEATTLE, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Preston Group, a wholly owned
 subsidiary of The Boeing Company (NYSE:   BA), has been awarded a contract to
 provide long-term consulting services to the Clark County Department of
 Aviation, which operates McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001004/BOEINGLOGO )
     The Preston Group will use its advanced Total Airspace and Airport
 Modeller -- Plus (TAAM Plus) to support the effort. TAAM Plus is a fast-time
 gate-to-gate simulation tool used by civil aviation authorities, aviation
 research establishments, airlines and airports worldwide to analyze
 operations, redesign airspace, optimize the use of existing facilities and
 plan for the future. "Fast-time" means modeling certain activities, like an
 airport's daily traffic, at many times the speed they happen naturally.
     One of North America's busiest airports, McCarran is a recognized industry
 leader in planning, technology and facilities. The gateway to one of the most
 popular destinations in the world, McCarran served nearly
 37 million passengers in 2000 and has experienced a 76 percent increase in
 passenger volume in the past 10 years.
     The airport's recently released "Vision 2020" plan provides a blueprint
 for future growth, including a new domestic/international terminal, a new
 charter terminal and additional roadway and terminal improvements. The plan
 includes a preliminary timeline for development of a second international
 airport in the Ivanpah Valley to serve the Las Vegas area. The Clark County
 Department of Aviation currently operates five general aviation facilities in
 southern Nevada in addition to McCarran.
     The Las Vegas project, scheduled for completion in summer 2002, involves
 developing and calibrating a detailed simulation model of McCarran, including
 ground movement and terminal airspace activity. From this calibrated model,
 simulations will be developed for planning activity levels of future aircraft
 movements that correspond to available aviation forecasts:  2005, 2010, 2015
 and 2020.
     The simulations will evaluate a new international airport in the Ivanpah
 Valley to assess its environmental effects and the optimal method of operating
 the new airport in conjunction with McCarran. The project will examine
 potential capacity benefits from additional facilities and operating
 procedures as well as other possible alternatives. An assessment of the
 re-configured, four-corner post TRACON airspace will be performed, simulating
 the traffic demand at McCarran and its satellite airports. Additional
 improvements at satellite airports will also be evaluated.
     The Preston Group provides leading simulation, decision support, and
 scheduling systems for the global aviation industry. The Preston Group has
 developed advanced optimization and visualization technology, as well as
 industry expertise, to meet the needs of its customers through cost-effective
 software systems and services. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, the
 company also maintains offices in Washington, D.C., and London.
     The Preston Group is a unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, which
 offers the industry's most complete selection of aviation support products and
 services.
 
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