German Air Navigation Services Buys Aviation Simulation Software From The Preston Group

The Preston Group (TPG), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has delivered both the third and fourth Total Airspace & Airport Modeller (TAAM) licenses for DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (German Air Navigation Services). DFS is the agency that provides air traffic control and other air navigation services in Germany.

TAAM is a fast-time gate-to-gate simulation tool used by civil aviation authorities, aviation research establishments, airlines and airports worldwide to analyze operations, redesign airspace, optimize the use of existing facilities, and plan for the future. "Fast-time" means modeling certain activities, like an airport's daily traffic, at many times their actual speed.

The additional TAAM licenses will give DFS increased simulation capability and enable it to conduct more in-depth simulation studies in Germany and beyond. The DFS simulation team is expanding and is one of the most experienced TAAM simulation expert teams worldwide, with more than 35 major TAAM studies completed. The scope of its studies ranges from airport ground movement analysis to airspace redesign and traffic flow optimization on an international scale.

The Preston Group provides leading simulation, decision support, and scheduling systems for the global aviation industry. It has developed advanced optimization and visualization technology, as well as industry expertise, to meet the needs of its customers through cost-effective software systems and services. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, the company also maintains offices in Washington, D.C., and London.

The Preston Group is a unit of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, which offers the industry's most complete selection of aviation support products and services.

For further information:
John G. Lord
The Preston Group
(703) 267-1700
Michael Morr
+49 69 8054-1150