Era Corporation Delivers 1,500th Vehicle Tracking Unit

Era has reached a major manufacturing milestone with the delivery of its 1,500th industry leading Squid vehicle tracking unit.

Reston, VA – April 8, 2008 – Era Corporation has reached a major manufacturing milestone with the delivery of its 1,500th Squid, the company’s industry leading vehicle tracking unit. The landmark Squid was delivered to NATS of the UK for use at London’s Gatwick Airport.

In all parts of the world, runway incursions remain one of the most significant safety risks for aviation, with vehicle incursion onto active runways being a significant cause of reported incidents. Advanced air traffic control organizations and airports are augmenting their surface movement systems with active vehicle position and identification information provided by Squid by Era, the world’s most commonly chosen and widely deployed airport vehicle tracking device.

While the technology was initially deployed primarily for safety reasons, it is now increasingly clear that operational benefits can also be derived by comprehensive real-time awareness of the location of all airport vehicles.

“Era’s Squid has proven itself as the most accurate and flexible vehicle tracking unit in numerous competitive evaluations and procurements, working flawlessly with leading surface surveillance systems around the world,” said Russell Hulstrom, Era’s Vice President and General Manager of Air Traffic Management Solutions. “No other vehicle tracking unit on the market today provides the accuracy, durability and functionality of Squid by Era.”

Squid by Era can be seen at many of the world’s busiest airports, including Amsterdam Schiphol and Singapore’s Changi International.

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About Era
Era Corporation is a pioneer and leading supplier of next-generation surveillance and flight tracking solutions for the air traffic management, military, security and airport operations markets. With proven multilateration and ADS-B technologies delivering high-performance, high-reliability surveillance solutions, the company has over 100 commercial, air traffic management and military customers throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America and Asia. Era’s investment in research and development and its track record of product innovation have resulted in a substantial patent portfolio. Era is headquartered in Reston, Virginia with leading product research and development centers of excellence in the U.S. and Czech Republic.

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