Truckee Tahoe Airport District Expands Vector's Aircraft Identification System

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The Truckee Tahoe Airport (KTRK) enhances aircraft identification system to include capture of arriving aircraft.

The Truckee Airport Board of Directors was impressed by the data available through the Vector system for departing aircraft and made the decision to acquire more cameras in order to achieve the same level of identification for arrivals.

Vector Airport Systems, supplier of automated aircraft identification, landing fee billing, and noise and environmental monitoring systems, is pleased to announce that the Truckee Tahoe Airport elected to expand their existing Vector 4-camera aircraft identification system to 11 cameras. The additional aircraft identification cameras allow the Airport to capture and identify arriving aircraft giving the airport the capability to identify both departures and arrivals.

The eleven-camera aircraft identification network is largest system Vector has installed to-date and provides Truckee Tahoe Airport with the ability to positively identify up to 99% of all aircraft operating at the airport. The aircraft identification data is combined in Vector’s VNOMS software with flight track data from Truckee’s state-of-the-art multilateration surveillance system, giving the Airport an unprecedented vision into the who, what, and where of aircraft operations at the Truckee Airport.

"The Truckee Airport Board of Directors was impressed by the data available through the Vector system for departing aircraft and made the decision to acquire more cameras in order to achieve the same level of identification for arrivals." said Hardy Bullock, Director of Aviation and Community Services at Truckee Tahoe Airport.

“We felt like we were missing operations captures because of the limited scope of the system. The fleet mix at Truckee largely consists of small piston aircraft that are difficult to identify any other way. We were capturing departures but now we are able to identify both arrivals and departures. said Mike Cooke, IT Manager at Truckee Tahoe Airport. “The additional seven cameras closed the gaps and enhanced our ability to monitor compliance with the existing voluntary curfew and serve up more accurate ops information to stakeholders.”

"I can safely say that Truckee Tahoe Airport now has the most accurate and complete aircraft operations data of any general aviation airport in the U.S., possibly the world” commented Pete Coleton, President of Vector Airport Systems. "Our project at TRK is a great example of how Vector works closely with our clients to constantly improve our technology to help the Airport gain new capabilities and better serve its community.”

About Truckee Tahoe Airport:
The Truckee Tahoe Airport is a community airport in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The community airport provides high quality aviation facilities and services to meet local needs and strives for low impact on its neighbors while enhancing the benefits to the community-at-large. To learn more about Truckee Tahoe Airport District, call 530.587.4119 or visit http://www.truckeetahoeairport.com

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Hardy Bullock, Truckee Tahoe Airport District
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About Vector:
Vector Airport Systems is the leading provider of automated aircraft identification systems in the United States. Vector's products are based on the data from the Aircraft Identification System and include a real-time and historic operational monitoring and display system (VNOMS), and a turn-key billing and collections service (FlightRev) that automatically bills, collects and delivers landing fee revenue directly to airports. Currently operational at 19 airports worldwide, Vector's all-weather day/night aircraft identification technology captures and identifies more aircraft than any other commercially available system and now includes the ability to capture touch & go operations. For more information on Vector, please visit: http://www.vector-us.com.

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Tom Breen, Vice President of Sales & Product Strategy
US: +1 781-983-1741
TomB(at)vector-us(dot)com

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