City of Chicago Licenses Simulation Software from Boeing Subsidiary

Preston Aviation Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, has licensed its Total Airspace & Airport Modeller (TAAM) to the City of Chicago's Department of Aviation.

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 and schedules, redesign airspace, plan for and optimize the use of new or existing facilities (such as airports), and examine capacity.

By obtaining a license for this powerful software, the City is ensuring that future plans for O'Hare and Chicago's other airports meet expected growth demands. The City and its consultants, who are already skilled in the use of TAAM, will be using the software initially to develop a very detailed airport and airspace baseline of the O'Hare operational environment, and then perform "what-if" analyses.

Kitty Freidheim, Managing Deputy Commissioner for the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, said, "We knew O'Hare had to have TAAM to plan successfully. There is nothing like it on the market today. It is a unique, state-of-the-art product."

Preston develops state-of-the-art aviation management software, helping customers worldwide increase efficiency, capacity and safety through integrated simulation, decision support and scheduling solutions. Preston has developed advanced optimization and visualization technology, as well as industry expertise, to meet the needs of its customers through innovative software systems and consulting services. Headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, the company also maintains offices in London, Washington D.C. and Atlanta.

Preston Aviation Solutions is a unit of Boeing Air Traffic Management, which is developing revolutionary concepts to significantly increase capacity and enhance the safety and security of air traffic systems while retaining affordability for all users.

For further information:
John G. Lord
Preston Aviation Solutions
+1 (770) 579-1594
Adam Rod
City of Chicago Department of Aviation
+1 (773) 894-6907