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Metron Aviation Enters New Era of Air Traffic Flow Management Leadership: Dan O’Donnell Named President of Metron Aviation

Washington, DC, January 20, 2016 - With air traffic doubling every 15 years, our skies continue to grow more crowded. Aircraft operators, air navigation service providers, airports and civil aviation authorities are in constant search for new technologies and services that will allow them to match airspace demands with capacity. Metron Aviation has named a new president, Dan O´Donnell, to lead the company at the forefront of these solutions.

Dan was previously Vice President of Business Development for ACSS (an, L-3 Communications & Thales company). He also spent nearly 15 years at United Airlines and during his tenure held a number of leadership positions which included Director of Flight Operations Technology. At United, he provided leadership with the implementation of foreword fit and retrofit CNS/ATM technologies to improve fleet standardization, operations and safety. In addition, Dan has expertise in working with aircraft manufacturers, regional airlines, corporate, military and general aviation.

“Dan is uniquely positioned to guide the organization towards the needs of tomorrow´s skies. As a jet type rated pilot, Dan has hands on experience in managing ATC constraints and is a recognized CNS/ATM expert. He brings a very strong avionics and flight operations background to our Dulles office. Dan´s airline experience is a natural synergy both to Metron´s air traffic flow management (ATFM) solutions as well as to the larger Airbus ProSky Group,” said Paul-Franck Bijou, CEO of the Airbus ProSky Group, of which Metron Aviation belongs. “In addition, we are pleased to add to Metron´s extensive FAA knowledge, expertise and background with the addition of Frank Black as our Senior Director of Industry Relations. Frank´s background as Deputy Director of Airspace Services, acting Air Traffic Manager at NY ARTCC, and the Executive Officer at Houston ARTCC will complement our robust FAA business.”

Metron Aviation is a global market leader in ATFM, airspace analysis, and environment and energy solutions. Its products and services increase airspace and airport efficiency, improve predictability and enhance safety on six continents. With a focus on reducing delays, decreasing fuel burn and reducing CO2 emissions, Metron Aviation is making our skies more sustainable today in order to improve tomorrow´s operations.

About Metron Aviation

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas and part of Airbus ProSky, pioneered the advancement of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), working with the FAA to develop the industry´s first Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) platform for optimizing system-wide traffic flow. Metron Aviation provides concept engineering, advanced research, software development, traffic flow management, surface operations management, airspace design and environmental analysis solutions to the global aviation industry. Metron Aviation fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking Air Traffic Management (ATM) research concepts into next-generation operational capabilities. Metron Harmony, Metron Aviation´s commercial product, provides integrated ATFM and CDM capabilities for the world´s leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), airlines and airports. For more information, please visit:

Kara Evanko
Metron Aviation, Inc.

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