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Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority has entered into an agreement with
ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) to upgrade its noise and flight tracking systems at Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Fla. The upgrade replaces the existing terminal radar data feed with
NextGen data, allowing for higher accuracy flight tracking, more frequent updates, and greater reliability.
SRQ uses the Exelis noise and operations monitoring solution to validate, monitor and enhance aircraft departure and arrival procedures. The Exelis solution with the NextGen surveillance feed produces more accurate geo-referenced flight tracks with higher update rates than any single terminal radar. This solution allows the airport and the surrounding community to corroborate aircraft operations and flight tracks over the community, thereby simultaneously addressing community concerns about aircraft noise and fostering air commerce.
“We are pleased that the airport will continue its partnership with Exelis. The enhancements to our noise monitoring system provides the airport with the latest technology available and demonstrates SRQ’s strong commitment to being a good neighbor,” said Fredrick (Rick) J. Piccolo, president and CEO of Sarasota Bradenton International Airport.
About ITT Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion.