FREQUENTIS and Metron Aviation sign Memorandum of Understanding to reduce flight costs and environmental impact


Frequentis and Metron Aviation, two aviation leaders specialising in air traffic management (ATM) solutions, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on projects of mutual interest in the fields of air traffic flow management (ATFM), arrival management (AMAN) and departure management (DMAN) solutions.

The partnership between the two companies aims to improve the efficiency of air traffic flow by bringing together their expertise and innovative product portfolio. Not only will this collaboration increase the predictability of flight operations, but it also has the potential to hugely reduce financial costs and environmental impacts caused by capacity imbalances.

Frequentis Orthogon, a member of the Frequentis Group, manufacturers software for air traffic queue optimisation, demand capacity management, traffic flow management, and visualisation solutions for the air traffic and airport industry. Frequentis AMAN and DMAN solutions allow air traffic controllers to efficiently manage incoming and outgoing flights to optimally use available runway and airspace capacity. The increased efficiency brought by the AMAN system has saved more than one million tons of CO2 emissions globally within its 20 years of operations. Consequently, the AMAN system was awarded the 2021 Maverick Sustainability Award at the annual World Air Traffic Management Congress in Madrid.

Metron Aviation is a global leader in ATFM systems whose customers trust and rely on its meticulously designed products, services, and solutions. Metron Aviation’s flagship software Harmony System is a comprehensive, integrated solution that enables aviation authorities to proactively monitor and manage system-wide operations at local, regional, and global levels. The Harmony system fuses data from numerous aviation sources to provide accurate demand prediction for arriving, departing, and overflights to identify current and future constraints. Automated tools enable users to collaboratively model, implement, and revise equitable and timely solutions for determining the best strategy for managing identified constraints and optimising throughput. The result is improved airspace efficiency for all airspace users. Through its deployments on five continents for decades Metron Aviation is responsible for saving over 292 million kg of fuel each year, and over 925 million kg of CO2 each year and other aviation operational savings.

“We are pleased to secure this partnership with Metron Aviation who are trusted and renowned in air traffic optimisation. Working with Metron Aviation is sure to bring many exciting innovation opportunities in the years to come and allow us to make greater advancements towards fully efficient and predictable airport operations,’’ said Frank Köhne, Managing Director of Frequentis Orthogon.

The cooperation marks the latest in a long series of partnerships pursued by the Frequentis Group to facilitate collaborative advancement in safety critical industries.