Sarasota Bradenton International Airport using ITT Exelis for noise and flight tracking system

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, 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.

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