Airways and Leidos to collaborate on air traffic management opportunities

Source: Airways New Zealand

Air navigation services provider Airways New Zealand and global science and technology provider Leidos have agreed to work closely together on future air traffic management (ATM) opportunities under an agreement recently signed in Washington.

The two organisations have already been working together on the design and build of the SkyLine-X air traffic management system, a $58 million system that will replace Airways’ two existing ATM platforms. Given the success evident in the SkyLine-X programme, the organisations have been exploring other commercial opportunities, where customers can derive the benefits that each organisation provides.

This latest agreement, signed by Airways International CEO Sharon Cooke and Leidos Vice President Fran Hill, lays the foundation for Airways and Leidos to cooperate on several customer opportunities spanning the air traffic management sector, including a joint flow management solution anticipated in the near term.

“The co-development of the SkyLine-X platform really does provide a launch pad for an exciting and much broader collaboration with Leidos,” Airways International CEO Sharon Cooke says. “We value the long-standing relationship we have, and we’re excited about this new commitment to work together, where Airways will complement Leidos’ ATM capability with our training, simulation, and technical support expertise.”

“At Leidos, we look to collaborate with organisations that encapsulate our mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more efficient through information technology, engineering, and science,” says Fran Hill, Senior Vice President for Transportation Solutions at Leidos. “Through a strong relationship with our customer Airways New Zealand, we are jointly making the world’s airspace more efficient by validating next generation ATM technologies in one of the largest areas of airspace in the world, and taking those proven solutions to market.” 

 

For more information please contact:

Angela Lamont
Communications Manager, Airways International Ltd
Email: Angela.lamont@airways.co.nz
Mobile: +64 27 703 1607

 

About Airways New Zealand

Airways New Zealand is a world-leading air navigation services provider. It is responsible for one of the largest areas of airspace in the world of 30 million square kilometres, and is renowned globally for driving innovation and development in the aviation sector.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defence, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets.  The company’s 32,000 employees support vital mission for government and commercial customers.  Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.leidos.com

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Airways and MITRE to collaborate on big data analytics

Source: Airways New Zealand

An agreement between Airways New Zealand and US-based The MITRE Corporation is a significant step forward in the development of data analytics technology aimed at improving aviation safety, capacity and efficiency globally. 

Airways and MITRE are working in partnership under a broad research and development memorandum of understanding (MOU), formalised in August 2018. This latest agreement marks the start of the market validation phase of the first major project advanced under the MOU. It was signed in Washington this week by Airways International CEO Sharon Cooke and Gregg Leone, MITRE Vice President and Director of the Center for Advanced Aviation System Development.

“This is an exciting analytics project with benefits which could be widely realised across the aviation industry,” Airways International CEO Sharon Cooke says. “We’re working together with MITRE to develop a flexible tool that enables better decision making and delivers demonstrable safety and efficiency gains for customers.”

MITRE Vice President Gregg Leone says: “We are excited about expanding our partnership with Airways International to advance global aviation safety and efficiency. These efforts will help the aviation community to see systematic risks and efficiencies and to develop associated mitigations and enhancement.”

Airways New Zealand is a world-leading air navigation services provider. It is responsible for one of the largest areas of airspace in the world, of some 30 million square kilometres, and is renowned globally for driving innovation and development in the aviation sector. MITRE is a U.S. not-for-profit company that provides system engineering, research and development, and information technology support to the U.S. government.  MITRE has been supporting the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for over 55 years. It operates the FAA’s only federally funded research and development centre (FFRDC) whose mission is to advance the safety, security, and efficiency of aviation in the U.S. and worldwide in collaboration with the aviation community.

Under the MOU, Airways and MITRE are also in discussions regarding another airspace project that would benefit from their complementary capabilities and experiences in maximising runway capacity, and advanced airspace and procedure design.

For more information please contact:

Angela Lamont
Communications Manager, Airways International
Email: Angela.lamont@airways.co.nz
Ph: +64 27 703 1607

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