STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PASSUR® Aerospace, Inc. (OTC: PSSR), an aviation business intelligence software and solutions company, announced that Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (Detroit Metro Airport)has contracted for PASSUR OPSnet™ Field Condition Report (FCR), providing airport users access to timely, accurate, and complete airport condition information on a standardized and automated platform.
The addition of Detroit Metro Airport brings the total number of airports using PASSUR FCR to 21. PASSUR FCR consolidates airport conditions – including NOTAM and critical non-NOTAM information – for all participating airports onto a single display. The airport's field conditions will also be accessible through Airport Information Network (AIN), which provides new levels of automation to all participating airports and is available to airline system operation centers in the U.S. and internationally. Eight major North American airlines and more than 100 airports are participants in AIN.
"As home to the world's sixth busiest airline hub, and with more than 1200 peak-daily arrivals and departures by a total of 11 scheduled passenger airlines – including four foreign-flag carriers – we consider it critical to ensure our real-time operational connectivity with airlines, airports, and others around the world," said Jon Hypnar, Chief Operating Officer of Wayne County Airport Authority, operator of Detroit Metro Airport.
"Detroit Metro Airport is the latest large hub airport to join our collaborative industrial social network," said Jim Barry, President and CEO of PASSUR Aerospace. "We applaud Detroit's vision in providing their most updated information to the worldwide community of airline operators."
The PASSUR Airport Operations Program
Airports are being asked to provide more cost-effective, efficient, and safe airfield operations for carriers, to help them achieve greater throughput, quicker turns, and fewer ground delays – critical elements of airline profitability in today's challenging environment. Airports also want to consolidate airfield management functions onto a single platform to minimize staff requirements. The PASSUR Airport Operations Program provides airport ramp tower, operations, and communications centers with the alerts, decision support, planning, and analysis tools they need to run a more efficient and safe operation, and the web platform for cost-effective communication, coordination, and collaboration with all the airport's key constituencies. It includes modules for: field condition reporting/eNOTAM/Digital NOTAM integration; live dashboards of key operations metrics; real-time flight, surface, and airspace visualization; "long onboard" ground delay management (Tarmac Delay Monitor); and operational analysis and reporting.
Airport Information Network (AIN) and PASSUR OPSnet FCR
AIN creates a single, centralized, and standardized resource to manage both information sharing during normal activities, as well as information sharing during severe disruptions in the NAS. It addresses the industry's need for a collaborative platform where all stakeholders – airports, airlines, corporate aviation, ATC, ground handlers, and other support services – are united on a common operating platform and share the same timely and accurate information. PASSUR FCR is an add-on module to AIN, accessed from the same page, providing deeper, more detailed field condition information, including NOTAM and non-NOTAM updates and remote alerts for critical changes.
About PASSUR Aerospace
PASSUR Aerospace, Inc. is a business intelligence company that provides predictive analytics built on proprietary algorithms and the concurrent integration and simultaneous mining of multiple databases. We believe PASSUR is the industry standard in business intelligence dashboards and predictive analytics for aviation organizations. PASSUR serves dozens of airlines (including all of the top eight North American airlines), approximately 60 airport customers (including 22 of the top 30 North American airports), and approximately 200 corporate aviation customers, as well as the U.S. government. PASSUR's system provides coast-to-coast coverage and is driven by proprietary, patented, business intelligence software, which is powered by a unique North American network of 155 passive radars, company owned. Supplementary, detailed coverage is also provided at 98 of the top 100 North American airports. Other PASSURs are located in Europe and Asia. Flight tracks are updated between 1 and 4.6 seconds, thereby making available a system, which is user-friendly and useful for decision-making. Visit PASSUR Aerospace's Web site at http://www.passur.com for updated news, products, and solutions
The forward-looking statements in this press release relating to management's expectations and beliefs are based on preliminary information and management assumptions. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a wide range of risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ in material respects, including those related to customer needs, budgetary constraints, competitive pressures, the success of airline trials, the profitable use of the Company's owned PASSURs located at major airports, the Company's maintenance of above average quality of its product and services, as well as potential regulatory changes. Further information regarding factors that could affect the Company's results is contained in the Company's SEC filings, including the October 31, 2012 Form 10-K.