Era Selected by Fraport for Vehicle Tracking Solution
SRA Subsidiary to Provide Latest Generation Squid Vehicle Tracking Units at Frankfurt Airport
January 04, 2010 04:01 PM Eastern Time
FAIRFAX, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Era a.s., a subsidiary of SRA International, Inc. (NYSE:SRX), today announce
Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide has selected Era to supply 228 of its latest-generation Squid® vehicle tracking units at Frank
(FRA). The Squid units will support the airport’s advanced surface movement guidance and control system (A-SMGCS).
With more than 53.5 million passengers in 2008, Frankfurt Airport is Germany’s busiest airport and ranks among the top 10 in the
amount of ground movements, Fraport AG sought vehicle tracking units that could best provide air traffic controllers and Fraport’s
complete surface situational awareness to enhance the safety and efficiency of ground operations at FRA.
“Fraport AG is renowned for its excellent safety and innovative leading-edge technology. Working together, we will help them to joi
worldwide -- realizing the benefit that our vehicle tracking units provide,” said Era Systems Corporation Vice President Bernard As
are unique in that they work seamlessly with any vendor’s A-SMGCS.”
Era’s Squid units are standards-compliant ADS-B transponders that are easily mounted on top of airport vehicles. The units consta
automatically transmit vehicle locations and identification to air traffic controllers, ensuring that a complete picture of all aircraft and v
to controllers at all times—in all visibility and weather conditions. The latest generation Squid features a new area management functi
users to define boundaries in and around an airport where the units will automatically turn on and off transmissions. This allows for b
limit the amount of non-essential surface transmissions.
Era a.s. provides next-generation air traffic management tools that address core challenges like safety, efficiency, profitability and fu
innovative use of proven next-gene