Posted by Courtney E. Howard
HERNDON, Va., 4 Oct. 2011. ITT Corp. (NYSE:ITT) officials have signed a two-year agreement with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to provide its Symphony OpsVue flight tracking and situational awareness system for flight training programs at the university’s Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., campuses.
“ITT’s surveillance data and flight tracking display application has brought an unprecedented level of situational awareness that did not exist before, making Embry-Riddle’s flight program safer,” says Steven Hampton, associate dean for research, College of Aviation, at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach, Fla., campus.
ITT’s Symphony OpsVue application, a module within the company’s Symphony application suite, is designed to provide students a complete, accurate real-time view of airway and airport activity for safer, more efficient operations. The improved system delivers flexible data visualization options and comprehensive aircraft surveillance data, including information from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen surveillance system. ITT is currently under contract with the FAA to deploy, operate, and maintain the ADS-B system.
Symphony OpsVue is based on a synthesis of all FAA air traffic en route and surface surveillance data available in the U.S. National Airspace System. OpsVue integrates data from multiple information sources, including: ADS-B data derived directly from the national NextGen ADS-B network, FAA en route and terminal secondary surveillance radar, FAA ASDE-X (Airport Surface Detection Equipment – X-band), and FAA WAM (Wide Area Multilateration).