Airbus Completes Acquisition of Metron Aviation

“Metron Aviation has a proven track record of introducing new ATM capabilities that improve the efficiency and safety for the global aviation industry,” said Eric Stefanello, CEO of Airbus ProSky. “Airbus is delighted to welcome Metron Aviation into the Airbus family and is committed to fostering the continued innovation and successful partnerships with the FAA and other industry leaders that will help shape the future of air transportation worldwide.” Airbus ProSky is a subsidiary created to pursue Airbus’ strategy in ATM development and enhancement.

“Airbus shares our dedication to the success of NextGen and SESAR as well as a collaborative approach to working for our customers’ success,” said Dave Ellison, CEO of Metron Aviation. “As part of Airbus, we are positioned better than ever to help aviation industry leaders around the world harmonize air traffic to improve predictability, reduce delays and improve environmental sustainability.”

Metron Aviation’s Board of Directors is chaired by Allan McArtor, Chairman of Airbus Americas and former Administrator of the FAA.

About Airbus Americas

Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern, eco-efficient and comprehensive family of airliners available, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. With over 6,500 aircraft in service worldwide and a backlog exceeding 4,200, Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities around the world. Airbus Americas supports and sells to customers in North and Latin America and conducts engineering work for the global Airbus product line. In 2010 alone, Airbus spent over $10 billion with hundreds of U.S. suppliers, translating into Airbus support of more than 180,000 American jobs. Airbus is an EADS company.

About Metron Aviation

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation pioneered the advancement of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), working with the FAA to develop the industry’s first Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) platform for optimizing system-wide traffic flow.   Metron Aviation provides concept engineering, advanced research, software development, traffic flow management, surface operations management, airspace design and environmental analysis solutions to the global aviation industry.  Metron Aviation fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking Air Traffic Management (ATM) research concepts into next-generation operational capabilities. Metron Harmony, Metron Aviation’s commercial product, provides integrated ATFM and CDM capabilities for the world’s leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), airlines and airports.  Metron Aviation customers include the FAA, NAV CANADA, NASA, ATNS, FedEx, Air Canada, Memphis International Airport, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Airservices Australia and many more. For more information, please visit www.metronaviation.com.