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Crown Consulting, Inc. Procures Fast-Time Simulation Software From The Preston Group

The Preston Group (TPG), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has sold a Total Airspace & Airport Modeller - Plus (TAAM) license to Crown Consulting, Inc.

Crown Consulting provides Airspace and Air Traffic Control (ATC) Technology Planning, and In-Flight and ATC Procedures Development for the FAA and NASA. The consulting firm is pioneering efforts to develop flight and ATC procedures geared to modern technology, combining analytical skills with the insights of aviation professionals and human factors engineers to play a leading role in planning and designing airspace in the U.S.

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.

Crown's selection of TAAM will offer an enhanced ability to perform airspace studies for the FAA and NASA. In addition, TAAM licensing offers Crown flexibility to improve air traffic procedures design and airspace project work. As one of TPG's primary TAAM trainers, Crown's purchase will enhance its training expertise and allow the firm to build on its simulation experience to include a broader customer base.

Afzal Khan, President and CEO of Crown Consulting, noted that Crown has successfully worked with TPG for many years.

"This purchase of TAAM, recognized as the premier airspace modeling tool, provides a platform for growing our simulation business for the future," Khan said.

The Preston Group provides leading simulation, decision support, and scheduling systems for the global aviation industry. TPG 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, DC 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.

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For further information:
John G. Lord
Vice President, Business Development & Operations
The Preston Group
(703) 267-1700
Stan Matthews
Vice President Transportation Systems
Crown Consulting, Inc.
(202) 785 2600 x3026