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Saab picks Aerobahn DMAN for departures management during runway construction

8 April 2014

Defense and security company Saab said that its Aerobahn Departure Manager has been selected by Parsons Brinckerhoff to provide a departure metering system and services at San Francisco International Airport during the airport´s upcoming runway construction project.

The Aerobahn DMAN will enable airport stakeholders to proactively manage and optimally sequence departures during the project to ensure capacity and throughput are maintained and delays minimized.

Built on the Aerobahn airport surface management platform, the Aerobahn DMAN provides airline and terminal operators with automated flight metering assignments based on airline schedules and departure rates as determined by the Federal Aviation Administration. Aerobahn DMAN allocates to each flight a recommended push back time and associated movement area transition spot, or alternate metering location, to coordinate the introduction of flights to the movement area controlled by the FAA. Each airline or terminal operator retains control over which flights are assigned to their allocations to meet their individual operational goals. Saab will also manage and staff a Departure Metering Coordination Center thought its partner, Robinson Aviation, Inc., to continually manage requests from airlines/terminal operators as needs arise.

Saab provides the global defense and aviation markets with advanced sensor technologies, next-generation radars, automation, and modeling and simulation solutions. It serves military, civil aviation, airport and airline customers in more than 40 countries across six continents. Its website is at,,


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