Metron Aviation Appoints Executive Aviation Advisor

Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas has appointed Greg Russell as executive aviation advisor for the Asia Pacific region. Russell joins Metron Aviation from Airservices Australia where he was chief executive officer.


Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas and member of the Airbus ProSky Alliance, is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Russell as Executive Aviation Advisor for the Asia Pacific region. Mr. Russell joins Metron Aviation from Airservices Australia where he was Chief Executive Officer and possesses over 30 years of aviation experience in developing strategies and applying technologies to transform the performance of air transportation systems.

Mr. Russell is a recognized Air Traffic Management (ATM) and Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) visionary who spearheaded Airservices Australia’s initiatives to improve air traffic efficiency and environmental performance. During Mr. Russell’s tenure, Airservices positioned themselves as a world leader in the utilization of cutting-edge technology to enable real-time collaboration among airline, airport and Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) operations. His key programs have produced dramatic, measurable benefits for Australia’s aviation stakeholders, improving flight times, lowering delays and decreasing congestion, all while reducing emissions and fuel burn. Until recently he was Vice Chair of the Civil Air Navigation Service Organisation (CANSO) and Chair of the CANSO Asia Pacific CEO Committee.

Prior to Airservices Australia, Mr. Russell served as Director of Aviation at Sydney Airport and Chief Operating Officer at Athens International Airport. In both of these roles he was responsible for the successful delivery of airport operations during the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Mr. Russell also served as the General Manager at Hazelton Airlines and held a range of management positions in public companies.

“Greg has a tremendous track record of leadership in the aviation industry, and has long extolled the benefits of collaboration to increase efficiency, optimize operations and bring direct savings to all aviation stakeholders,” said Jim Gaughan, Chief Executive Officer, Metron Aviation. “Metron Aviation is honored to have such a leading visionary join the organization, and our customers will benefit greatly from his firsthand experience with a collaborative traffic-flow management system that can transform performance today.”

“Having worked closely with Metron Aviation during the deployment of Metron Harmony in Australia, I developed a great respect for the work they do, the quality of their people and their commitment to their customers’ success,” said Greg Russell. “Metron Aviation pioneered the field of traffic flow management, and I am honored to help share with our industry what this company has developed – and how this technology can transform the efficiency, economic and environmental performance of systems at ANSPs, airlines and airports.”

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas and member of the Airbus ProSky Alliance, pioneered the advancement of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), working with the FAA to develop the industry’s first Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) platform for optimizing system-wide traffic flow. Metron Aviation provides concept engineering, advanced research, software development, traffic flow management, surface operations management, airspace design and environmental analysis solutions to the global aviation industry. Metron Aviation fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking Air Traffic Management (ATM) research concepts into next-generation operational capabilities. Metron Harmony, Metron Aviation’s commercial product, provides integrated ATFM and CDM capabilities for the world’s leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), airlines and airports. Metron Aviation customers include the FAA, NAV CANADA, NASA, ATNS, FedEx, Air Canada, Memphis International Airport, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Airservices Australia and many more.