Surface Area Movement Management (SAMM) – provides a
moving map display of the airport surface in the cockpit
that shows other traffic operating in the terminal, taxi
and runway areas, dramatically improving runway safety.
lot of time and hard work has been invested by the US
Airways team, ACSS, the FAA and EUROCONTROL in reaching
this milestone," said US Airways Executive Vice
President and Chief Operating Officer Robert Isom. "US
Airways is proud to partner with these organizations to
help demonstrate the benefits of NextGen technology,
which enhances situational awareness through more
precise position information, improving on what is
already the safest air transportation system in the
"US Airways and our other airline partners understand
and embrace the opportunities and savings ADS-B provides
for operators," said Terry Flaishans, president of ACSS.
"Our investment in SafeRoute avionics is helping
airlines operate more safely and fly the most efficient
routes to their destinations." ACSS was recently honored
at the ATC Global Excellence Awards in Amsterdam with
the Industry Partnership of the Year award for its work
with US Airways, the FAA and EUROCONTROL in delivering
NextGen/ADS-B capable aircraft technology.