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Maxar 30 cm imagery supports performance based navigation

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Maxar 30 cm imagery supports performance based navigation Performance Based Navigation (PBN) delivers new air routes and procedures that use satellite-based navigation and onboard aircra equipment to navigate with greater precision and accuracy. The benefits of PBN are many, including more direct flight paths, improved airport arrival rates and increased safety and fuel efficiency. It's the next generation of navigation and one that Maxar 30 cm imagery is already playing a role. Carrying over 3 billion passengers in 2014 and employing nearly 9 million people, the size and scope of the aviation industry is mind boggling. Any enhancement to performance and efficiency has far-reaching implications – for the air carrier, passenger, airport facility and the environment. "With the right data accessible and in place, Performance Based Navigation will enable more efficient takeoff and landing patterns, leading to a wide range of benefits from increasing airport capacity to fuel and pollution reduction," said Mr. Kenji Wakamatsu, Director of EO business, Public Sector, NTT DATA Corporation, a Maxar master reseller headquartered in Tokyo. "High resolution and highly accurate images are required to meet the strict standards of PBN set by international aviation organizations like the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Organization for Civil Aeronautic Equipment." Seeking a cost-effective solution to create a "3D airport dataset" to meet PBN requirements – elevation vector datasets that identify significant natural or manmade obstacles around an airport – A Japanese customer approached NTT DATA to conduct a pilot project using newly - available Maxar 30 cm imagery to map the surroundings of several airports in Japan. The impact of performance based navigation NTT DATA 3D AIRPORT DATASETS Aerial imagery cost prohibitive Most avionics agencies have used aerial imagery solutions to produce the high-resolution data required to meet the strict specifications of PBN, but cost and a lack of ability to regularly refresh those images have limited those efforts. "The only option to achieve the desired resolution was aerial data. Those images are expensive and due to the cost customers may only be able to acquire new data every five years, unacceptable for PBN, which requires current data for continuous high accuracy. Now, Maxar with WorldView-3 and its 30 cm imagery, has the potential to provide a cost-effective solution that can generate results that meet PBN requirements." - Mr. Kenji Wakamatsu, Director of EO business, Public Sector, NTT DATA Corporation NTT DATA is an experienced Japanese IT and remote sensing company specializing in cutting edge 3D mapping solutions. NTT DATA provides a wide range of applications for telecommunications, air traffic control, natural resource engineering and electric power. NTT DATA, a master reseller of Maxar commercial satellite imagery and geospatial solutions in Japan, is one of the top 10 ICT companies globally. case study J A PA N TOKYO

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