LONDON, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a contract by Dubai Airports for the delivery of the Analytics module of its Airport Realtime Collaboration (ARC) suite to Dubai Air Navigation Services (DANS).
Northrop Grumman's Airport Systems group in the U.K. provides ARC, a software solution that delivers accurate and timely information aiding airport stakeholders to work together more effectively.ARC is a scalable solution covering both terminal and airfield operations. It enhances passenger flow movements, optimizes resource allocation and improves predictability and efficiency by supporting Airport Collaborative Decision Making (A-CDM). The ARC Analytics module is a flexible analysis and reporting tool which allows users to perform historical analysis and also presents an accurate and clear picture of real-time airport performance. "The ARC solution will be our primary tool for the measurement and determination of operational performance," said Mark Green, Head of Strategy and ATM Development at Serco DANS. "Dubai International handled more than 57.6 million passengers in 2012, and is growing at more than 15 percent year on year. We need the very latest systems in place to help us manage that growth and remain efficient. By giving both historical and live views of key metrics such as on-time performance, throughput and efficiency, ARC brings a step-change in our ability to see how well the airport is working." "We are delighted to be able to work with Dubai Air Navigation Services and Serco on this exciting opportunity," said Charles Houseago, managing director of Northrop Grumman's Airport Systems group. "The ability to have real-time data at your fingertips gives managers and analysts a new way of looking at airport operations, with detailed reports able to cover anything from the last two years to the last half-hour." Northrop Grumman's Airport Systems group provides the global airport market with products and services to raise efficiency, reduce costs, increase revenues and improve the customer journey.