Preston Delivers ATC Simulation System to Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong

Preston Aviation Solutions Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], has successfully delivered its Total Airspace and Airport Modeler (TAAM) to the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong, China (HKCAD). The contract to supply, install and commission an air traffic control procedures design simulation system at Hong Kong International Airport was awarded to the Australia-based software development company in December 2003.

TAAM will provide HKCAD with a reliable mechanism to visualize, analyze, and manage its airspace and airport environment. The simulation system will assist HKCAD to effectively evaluate and manage the impact of change and analyze the current and future air traffic procedures and capacity of Hong Kong's regional airspace and ground movement control operations.

"The labor intensive and intricate task of evaluating proposed airspace and operational procedure changes is expected to be significantly reduced by the use of a fast-time simulation package such as TAAM," said Thomas Fok, senior electronics engineer of the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong, China. "TAAM will enable us to consider more airspace re-design alternatives in a shorter time frame than current methods allow."

Preston's delivery of TAAM included a full license of the ATC simulation system, support, hardware, installation and operational and technical training.

Preston 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 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.

The Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong, China, provides air traffic control services to all aircraft operating within the Hong Kong Flight Information Region.

For further information:
Phil Raftery
Vice President Asia Business Development
Preston Aviation Solutions
office: +61 39428 8899