ITT unveils flight tracking application for Alaskan Airspace

Corporation, a technology engineering and manufacturing company, has launched a
Web-based data visualization application that enhances the safety and
operational efficiency of Alaskan airspace by providing unprecedented fleet

AlaskaVue provides a cost-effective solution for understanding in real time
where flight assets are located. This capability is particularly significant
for Alaska, where weather, terrain and gaps in radar coverage can affect
situational awareness and contribute to accident rates that are much higher
than in the continental United States.

airspace has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years. It began with
the success of the Alaska Capstone Project, which laid the groundwork for
implementing the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Next Generation Air
Transportation System (NextGen) initiative,” said John Kefaliotis, ITT’s vice
president of next generation transportation systems.

continually looks for ways to support airspace safety and efficiency; the
launch of AlaskaVue provides real-time flight tracking and historical playback
to improve flight safety in Alaska,” Kefaliotis added.

The AlaskaVue
application service has pan and zoom capabilities; multiple views, such as
satellite, maps, charts and elevation; multiple overlays, such as significant
boundaries, runways, air routes and navigation aids; flexible display options;
and color coding of flight objects.

includes saved views and historical playback. Subscribers to AlaskaVue will
access the data visualization application and the comprehensive surveillance
data via the Internet.

AlaskaVue is
based on a synthesis of multiple FAA system-derived aircraft surveillance data
available in the U.S. National Airspace System.

data sources include data derived from the U.S. Automatic Dependent
Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) network being deployed by ITT, along with Wide
Area Multilateration (WAM) data from FAA-deployed WAM systems.

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 and information and
cyber solutions.

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 meeting all
contract milestones in accordance with an aggressive schedule set by the FAA in

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