Boeing Subsidiary Preston Aviation Solutions Closes Deal with Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
-Department of Civil Aviation purchases license for Preston's TAAM simulation and modeling software
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 23, 2005 - Preston Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, a Boeing [NYSE: BA] wholly owned subsidiary, today announced at the Dubai Air Show that the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) has agreed to purchase a license to utilize Preston's Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM) software.
As part of the license agreement, Dubai's DCA will receive full training and support, access to the TAAM worldwide user group and ongoing consultation services from Preston.
"We were very impressed by the consulting study Preston provided that clearly demonstrates how we can utilize detailed computer simulation, and plan for operational contingencies as we expand the Dubai International Airport," said Director Khalifa Al Zaffin of the DCA. "As the first airport authority in the Middle East to utilize this unique simulation and modeling tool, the DCA is setting the stage to make the very best and most informed planning decisions now and into the future."
Preston develops state-of-the-art aviation software, helping customers worldwide increase efficiency and safety through integrated simulation, decision support and scheduling solutions. Preston is an integral part of the Boeing Commercial Aviation Services unit. The established market presence and reach of Boeing, coupled with Preston's extensive customer base, allows Preston to offer unprecedented levels of aviation expertise and support.
"Preston is delighted to have Dubai DCA as our first TAAM licensed customer in the Middle East," said Preston Managing Director Ian Ash. "DCA has made a far-sighted decision by investing in our simulation software to help ensure safe and efficient operations during the ongoing expansion at Dubai International Airport."