Xsight receives the 2009 ATC emerging technology award

Xsight press release

For employing advanced technologies to improve runway situational awareness and safety within the air traffic control (ATC) industry.
Boston, Massachusetts, 25th, March, 2009–Xsight Systems announced today that they received the 2009 Thales Emerging Technology Award during the ATC Global Award Ceremony that was hosted by IHS Jane’s last week in Amsterdam, Holland.

The winners represent the best achievements by industry players over the past year. The judges made their selections from nominations including flight efficiency programmes, safety initiatives and technical developments aimed at making flying safer and greener in the future.

All the nominations were of an extremely high standard, highlighting the advances across the air traffic control sector and demonstrating the latest technological solutions available today.

Jane’s Airport Review Editor, Ben Vogel explains, “Air traffic control is under pressure to deliver more in all these areas and the awards demonstrate there is no shortage of innovation to achieve this. The high-level judging panel included senior industry figures from Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, Eurocontrol, the Federal Aviation Administration, International Aviation Transport Association, International Civil Aviation Organization and IHS Jane’s.”

FODetect®, from Xsight Systems is an automated FOD detection and airside surface monitoring system that combines electro-optical and radar technology to perform continuous automatic FOD detection on airport runways and taxiways. Launched in September 2008, FODetect has undergone extensive testing by the FAA at Boston Logan International Airport in Boston.

Dr. Meny Benady, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Xsight Systems says, “It is a special honor to receive the 2009 ATC Global Thales Emerging Technology Award, as Thales is recognized as the world leader in ATC and in Navigation Aids. Xsight is dedicated to employing advanced technologies to improve runway situational awareness and safety. We believe that the enhanced safety provided by our system and the availability of this new technology will lead airports worldwide to adopt it as a standard for their runways.”

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