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Metron aids Australian flow management for international flights

20 February 2019

Metron Aviation is providing software to support the Airservices Australia concept of operations for Long Range Air Traffic Flow Management (LR-ATFM).

Metron will integrate implementing software for LR-ATFM into its Harmony platform, which the Australian air navigation service provider (ANSP) has used for domestic ATFM operations since 2012.

In the LR-ATFM version, Airservices will assign arrival times for long-haul flights well in advance to allow the most fuel-efficient en route phase of flight (including trajectory-based operations), taking into account likely demand/capacity imbalances at the destination airport.

Expected benefits include lower emissions from reduced fuel burn, increased traffic predictability, and a lower controller workload for handling international flights.

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