Japan Government Acquires Preston Airport Simulation Software

Preston Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], through its distributor in Japan, CRC Solutions Corp., will supply its Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM) software to the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).

TAAM, the world's leading airspace and airport simulation system, will become an integral part of JCAB's planning environment. It will enable the bureau to conduct unlimited "what-if" analysis of Japan 's airport operations and en-route airspace environment.

The simulation system will be installed at the Fukuoka Air Traffic Flow Management facility and is expected to be complete this month.

"Not only will TAAM allow us to evaluate a broader range of scenarios, but its fast-time capabilities will deliver quicker results, as well as cost efficiencies." said Mr. Takahide Zenigame, Special Assistant to the Director Air Traffic Control Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport.

TAAM is recognized as a standard in the aviation industry and is widely used by leading airports, major air carriers, civil aviation authorities, airspace planners and air navigation service providers as well as aviation research establishments, system integrators and universities around the globe.

"We are pleased to welcome the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau to our global group of TAAM users." said Ian Ash, General Manager of Preston Aviation Solutions.

Preston Aviation Solutions develops state-of-the-art aviation software, helping customers worldwide increase efficiency, capacity and safety through integrated simulation, decision support and scheduling solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, Preston is an integral part of the Boeing Commercial Aviation Services business unit. The established market presence and reach of Boeing, coupled with Preston 's world-leading technology and extensive customer base, allow Preston to offer unprecedented levels of aviation expertise, knowledge and support.

CRC Solutions Corp., a subsidiary of Itochu Corporation, provides IT solutions to business and government agencies in Japan . It's Science and Engineering Systems Division delivers a diverse range of engineering and simulation solutions to Japanese Industry. As the exclusive Japanese distributor for Preston Aviation Solutions, CRC has successfully implemented Preston 's products in Japan since 1995.

The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau is responsible for the provision of air traffic control services for aircraft flying within Japan airspace. In order to cope with the increasing number of passengers, JCAB also conducts maintenance of airports throughout the country, including Narita Airport, Haneda Airport, Kansai International Airport and Chubu International Airport.

For further information:
Phil Raftery
Vice President Asia Pacific Business Development
Preston Aviation Solutions
+61 39428 8899
Mr Takahide Zenigame
Special Assistant to the Director ATC Division
Japan Civil Aviation Department
+81 (3) 5253 8111
Mr Akuyuki Hamaguchi
Manager M&S System Sec Energy & Industrial Systems Dept
CRC Solutions
+81 (3) 5634 5874