Clyde Rinkinen, associate professor of air traffic management and applied aviation sciences, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Hannu Juurakko, vice president ATM Civil, Frequentis; Dr. William B. Coyne, program coordinator of air traffic management, Embry-Riddle; Markus Klopf, strategic marketing manager, Frequentis

Embry-Riddle, FREQUENTIS Join Forces to Identify Air Traffic Management Solutions in United States

While the future of air traffic management in the United States continues to face ongoing challenges, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) works to define new ways to increase efficiencies in the country’s busy airspace. At World ATM Congress 2016, the university signed an agreement with Frequentis to conduct air traffic management research to advance automation concepts for the U.S. air transportation system.

Both parties will draw from their individual areas of expertise in air traffic management (ATM) and technology solutions to identify opportunities for cost savings that ensure optimal safety and performance.

“The collaborative venture between Embry-Riddle and Frequentis is a first,” said Bill Coyne, an Embry-Riddle professor and air traffic management program coordinator based in Daytona Beach. “The experience of Embry-Riddle in air traffic management and Frequentis’ experience with remote virtual towers in Europe are a winning combination. The partnership will initiate research and provide solutions in areas of safety, cost savings and security that could be used globally.”

Hannu Juurakko, Vice President civil air traffic management at Frequentis, added, “As a long-term partner to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in providing mission-critical air traffic management solutions and as a full member of the European ATM research programme SESAR, we are glad to share our experience with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to enable new air traffic management capabilities in this region. This will foster collaboration between Europe and the United States for high-performing ATM solutions.”

Frequentis USA, Inc. is located in Columbia, Maryland, and serves the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Department of Defense, and the Public Safety community in the United States.

Media Contact:

Molly Justice, Director of Communications, University Marketing,
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Office: +1 386 226-7089

Alexa Billensteiner, Influencer Marketing Expert, Frequentis AG,, Office: +43 1 81150-1437


Frequentis is an international supplier of communication and information systems for control centres with safety-critical tasks. These control centre solutions are developed and distributed by Frequentis in the business segments Air Traffic Management (civil and military air traffic control, and air defence) and Public Safety & Transport (police, fire and rescue services, emergency medical services, vessel traffic and railways). Frequentis maintains a worldwide network of subsidiaries and local representatives in more than fifty countries. The company’s products and solutions are behind more than 25,000 operator positions in over 120 countries. With this extensive portfolio, Frequentis is the leading provider of voice communication systems… all making our world a safer place every day!

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