Metron Aviation Promotes Gaughan to COO

Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas, has promoted Jim Gaughan to Chief Operating Officer.  Gaughan previously held the position of Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Research and Engineering Business Unit.

PRESS RELEASE
Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas, is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Gaughan to Chief Operating Officer.  Mr. Gaughan previously held the position of Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Research and Engineering Business Unit.

Mr. Gaughan has over 25 years experience in traffic management, systems engineering, software development, product integration and testing, with a track record of success in managing large, complex technology programs.   Under his leadership, Metron Aviation’s Advanced Research and Engineering Business Unit won the single largest award to a small business in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) history, the System Engineering 2020 (SE-2020) Research and Mission Analysis Set-Aside Program, awarded to Metron Aviation in 2010.

“Jim’s track record at Metron Aviation has been one of exceptional performance and achievement.  During his tenure, Metron Aviation’s research business has grown dramatically, not only in terms of employees and locations, but in the capabilities we offer to the FAA, NASA and all of our customers,” said Dave Ellison, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are privileged to have Jim as our COO and are confident that he will guide Metron Aviation towards continued excellence and innovation.”

“I am excited and honored to take on this new role at Metron Aviation,” said Jim Gaughan. “I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to continuing and growing the development of innovative concepts and capabilities for a safer and more efficient aviation system, not only for the US national airspace but for the entire global air transportation system.”

Alan Bloodgood has been promoted to Mr. Gaughan’s former role as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Research and Engineering Business Unit. Mr. Bloodgood has over 24 years of experience in Air Traffic Management (ATM), real-time software engineering, systems integration and program management.

About Metron Aviation
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.