JFK Airport to Reduce Delays with Sensis Aerobahn

Airport Management Tool to Improve Situational Awareness of Ground Operations

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. , Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Under contract to the Aviation Development Council (ADC), Sensis Corporation will provide its Aerobahn Service(R), a web-based airport management tool, to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) for use at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Sensis Aerobahn will provide the PANYNJ and its stakeholders with greater awareness of aircraft traffic flow on the airport surface, including the gate areas, resulting in a reduction in delays and emissions and increased passenger satisfaction.

Sensis Aerobahn combines airside operational information with aircraft position data from the airport's surface surveillance system for a real-time, highly accurate view of surface operations. At JFK, the FAA's Airport Surface Detection Equipment, Model X (ASDE-X) system will provide real-time aircraft position data to Aerobahn.

"The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and its airline constituents at John F. Kennedy International Airport will be utilizing this technological tool that will enable them to reduce taxi times, enhance coordination of push-backs and arrivals to and from the airport's gates, and better manage irregular operations, such as thunderstorms and de-icing events, with a goal towards improving overall operational efficiency and enhancing our customer's travel experience at one of the world's busiest airports," said Bill Huisman , Executive Director of Aviation Development Council.

Aerobahn users at JFK will have access to the following tools:

The FAA is also using Aerobahn at JFK to monitor and measure surface operations to identify potential operational changes to ease congestion and flight delays. FAA and government users include: JFK Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Operations Center, FAA Air Traffic Control System Command Center ( ATC SCC ) in Herndon, VA , JFK Air Traffic Control Tower, NY Air Route Traffic Control Center and NY Terminal Approach Control facility.

"At JFK, the airport authority, air navigation service provider and airlines will all have real-time access to the same ground operations information through Sensis Aerobahn," said Tony Lo Brutto , Vice President and General Manager of Sensis Air Traffic Systems. "By sharing this critical information with the FAA ATC SCC, JFK stakeholders can collaborate with the ATC SCC to increase the throughput and efficiency of JFK."

Sensis Aerobahn is operational in North America , Europe and Asia , providing airlines, airports and air service navigation providers with visibility into the status of critical airside operations. Aerobahn customers include Continental Airlines at Houston Intercontinental and Newark Liberty International Airports; Northwest Airlines at Detroit Metro and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airports; Federal Aviation Administration at John F. Kennedy International Aiport; Service de la Navigation Aerienne for Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle Airports; and the Civil Aviation Department for Hong Kong International Airport.


Sensis Corporation provides sensors, information technology, and simulation and modeling to the world's air navigation service providers, civil aviation authorities, airports, airlines and militaries. Sensis Corporation solutions are deployed around the world. For more information regarding Sensis Corporation, visit www.sensis.com.


The Aviation Development Council (ADC) is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate a positive environment for the advancement of aviation in the New York metropolitan area by promoting a business-minded, community-friendly agenda for both the region's aviation industry and the communities it serves. ADC is funded by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the airlines that operate at all Port Authority managed airports in our region. For more information, visit www.adcnynj.org.

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