IRELAND’S AIRTEL ATN PROVIDES SOFTWARE TO U.S. SYSTEMS INTEGRATORS TO ENABLE THEIR SOLUTIONS FOR FAA NEXTGEN AIR TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM
Company’s data link software plays a key enabling role in improving air travel safety and efficiency
DUBLIN, Ireland and BETHESDA, MD., Jul. 13, 2010—Ireland-based Airtel ATN, a leading supplier of aeronautical telecommunications network (ATN) software to the global aerospace industry, today announced it will provide key data link software, avionics test equipment and development services to several U.S.-based companies and research organizations involved in the design and implementation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NextGen Air Transportation System (ATS) program. Airtel ATN expects the contracts to result in revenue of approximately US$1 million in 2010. The company is already involved in providing similar products and services to the European Union’s EUROCONTROL Link 2000+ program.
The news was announced today during an economic mission to the U.S. led by Ireland’s Prime Minister, Brian Cowen. Commenting on the deal, Prime Minister Cowen noted, “Airtel ATN’s technology exemplifies the kind of sophisticated software that is being pioneered in Ireland and enabling the world’s most advanced industry segments. I commend the company for its innovative products and increasing success in the U.S. market.” (more…)