Trans World Airlines Acquires 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 Trans World Airlines (TWA).

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.

The advanced simulation methodology of TAAM empowers TWA to achieve scheduling and operational efficiencies through modeling gate, taxiway, airport and en route operations. The resulting solutions will allow TWA to improve their competitive advantage as they optimize their airline schedule system-wide. Variations of TWA's comprehensive schedule can be analyzed and rehearsed within the TAAM model, which can produce more realistic timeframes and lead to a reduction of delays.

Accelerated schedule, airspace changes and hub operations' analysis for both St. Louis and JFK airports will provide new opportunities for TWA to realize maximum profits. The leading-edge technology of TAAM opens the door to enhanced capabilities for TWA to globally expand their service and strategies while managing their resources more effectively.

TWA will also benefit from coordination of TAAM simulation models with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, which is using TAAM to review and validate airspace designs across the United States.

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, Atlanta, 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)
Vice President, Business Development & Operations
(703) 267-1700
Julia Bishop-Cross (TWA)
Senior Manager - Media Relations
(314) 589-3214