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Herndon, VA, United States, 2011/07/19 - Washington Dulles International and Reagan National airports will use ITT's real-time flight operations data feed to benefit airports and surrounding communities (NYSE: ITT) - ITT.com. NYSE: ITT
ITT Corporation announced today that it has been selected through a competitive bidding process by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to provide its flight operations data feed for noise monitoring and flight tracking systems in the Washington, D.C. area at Dulles International and Reagan National airports. The ITT flight tracking data feed will improve noise event correlation and operational assignment for both airports and their surrounding communities. ITT is contracted to provide the data feed to MWAA for one year with the option to renew for two additional years. The information is derived from the Automatic Dependent Surveillance — Broadcast (ADS-B) network, being deployed and managed by ITT for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
"The data will be integrated into both Dulles and Reagan airports' Noise Operations Monitoring Systems (NOMS), which enable the proactive monitoring and management of aircraft noise and environmental effects on neighboring communities," said John Kefaliotis, vice president of next generation air transportation systems for ITT. "NOMS information is critical for busy airports as growth and revenue opportunities are often prevented or delayed due to local community concerns about noise generated by aircraft."
ITT's flight operations data feed provides a source of operational information that can be used to optimize the business operations of customers such as airlines, airport operators, and companies providing services tied to aviation operations. ITT's flight operations data is currently being used by other major airport customers to provide more efficient routing given airspace congestion, and to reduce long on board delays on the airport surface during thunderstorms and other severe weather.
ITT Information Systems provides networked decision support solutions to government and commercial customers through sophisticated information integration and protection, such as next generation air traffic management solutions and cyber security. ITT is currently under contract with the FAA to deploy, operate and maintain the ADS-B system, the cornerstone technology of NextGen that will transform the ground-based air traffic control system of today to a more efficient, satellite-based system. ITT's ADS-B contract performance is outstanding, fully meeting all contract milestones in accordance with an aggressive schedule set by the FAA in 2007.
About ITT Corporation
ITT Corporation (itt.com) is a high-technology engineering and manufacturing company operating on all seven continents in three vital markets: water and fluids management, global defense and security, and motion and flow control. With a heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver extraordinary solutions that create more livable environments, provide protection and safety and connect our world. Headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., the company reported 2010 revenue of $11 billion.