Lockheed Martin Awarded Albanian Air Navigation Services Modernization Feasibility Study Contract
ROCKVILLE, MD, 03/27/2001 -- The US Trade and Development Agency signed a Letter of Approval authorizing Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management (LMATM), a business unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT), to conduct an air navigation services modernization feasibility study with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of Albania. Funding for the Feasibility Study is contained in a grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (TDA) to the Albanian Ministry of Transport. With the authorization of the approval letter issued February 13, Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management and the Albanian DGCA will survey and recommend improvements to the operations and infrastructure systems, human resources management, organizational structure and legal/regulatory framework of the future Air Navigation Services organization. The recommendations will improve safety and quality of service, increase capacity, and establish a financially secure organization.
This contract is important to our company, commented Don Antonucci, President of Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management, because it provides us the opportunity to participate in the modernization of Albania's national Air Navigation Services. Equally, we have the opportunity to contribute to the Balkan reconstruction leading to air commerce improvements and the resulting benefits for the Republic of Albania. We look forward to a cooperative effort with the Albanian DGCA to complete this Feasibility Study and future implementation of the recommendations.
Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, USA, Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management has four decades' experience in delivering advanced air traffic management (ATM) solutions to international customers, and focuses on systems integration, engineering design, development, test, delivery and support of Communications, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS)/ATM systems worldwide. A registered ISO 9001 company, Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management is the system developer for the Display System Replacement (DSR) air traffic control systems modernization program for all 20 US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Air Route Traffic Control Centers. In addition, Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management is prime contractor for the UK National Air Traffic Services, Ltd. New En Route Centre (NERC) air traffic control system.