Lockheed Martin and Orthogon Sign Expanded Air Traffic Management Enterprise Agreement
BERLIN, GERMANY, July 9th, 2002 -- Lockheed Martin and Orthogon have signed an expanded enterprise agreement to collaborate on enhanced product offerings for the worldwide aviation community. Under the agreement, Orthogon will provide components to expand the capability of Lockheed Martin's SkyLineÂ® air traffic management (ATM) product line, to enhance the product line options available in small-to-medium size air traffic control (ATC) facilities, and to enhance ATC-arrival phase processing. Orthogon's OSYRIS (Orthogon's SYstem for Real-time Inbound Sequencing) Arrival Manager, ORCA (Orthogon's Advanced Components Architecture) for flight data processing (FDP) system, and O4D trajectory engine will become components of SkyLine and the overall SkyLine system, which Lockheed Martin is marketing around the world. The arrival manager will be offered as a SkyLine trajectory client application, and ORCA FDP components will be configured as alternatives to existing SkyLine components for appropriate environments. In addition, Orthogon will provide its ODSfAir (Operational Display System for ATC) and its SMCF (System Monitoring, Control and Failover) display system in SkyLine configurations for certain airport displays, or as an independent backup system.
"Lockheed Martin and Orthogon have formally cooperated since 1998 when Orthogon's ODS Toolbox was integrated into SkyLine, and we have developed an excellent working relationship," said Jim Craig, vice president of International Programs for Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management. "The new agreement signifies increased cooperation between our companies and reflects the importance of providing flexible solutions to meet the specific needs of individual ATM customers."
With headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, USA, Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management has four decades' experience in delivering advanced air traffic management solutions to customers worldwide. The company focuses on systems integration, engineering design, development, test, delivery and support of Communications, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS/ATM) systems. ATM employs approximately 1,300 people at major facilities in Rockville, MD, Atlantic City, NJ, Eagan, MN, and Southampton, England. The company is a unit of Bethesda, MD-based