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Vector Installs VANTAGE Aircraft ID System at Tucson International Airport (TUS)

Tucson, Arizona – Vector has successfully deployed another in our 40+ VANTAGE Automated Aircraft ID Systems at Tucson International Airport to provide airport staff with highly accurate aircraft ops information. Tucson International (TUS) is a busy part 139 airport with a wide mix of traffic split between commercial, military, general aviation, and cargo. Many of the aircraft operating at TUS were invisible to radar-based flight tracking systems so, to get a more complete picture of the operations, the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) selected Vector’s VANTAGE aircraft ID system which includes day/night camera-based aircraft identification fused together with FAA radar-based flight tracks. The result is as complete a picture as is possible today with any technology.

The Vector VANTAGE installation at TUS is a true testament to how capable and robust the Vector technologies are especially considering the heat, dust, blazing sun, and aggressive equipment-eating wildlife. This project proves that the Vector VANTAGE system has wide applicability at almost any size airport and in any climate.


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