LOCKHEED MARTIN NAMES FORMER FAA EXECUTIVE, MONTE BELGER, TO TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS POSITION
ROCKVILLE, MD, 01/08/2003 -- Monte Belger, a former senior executive and Acting Deputy Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), has been named vice president, Transportation Systems Solutions, for Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management. Belger will direct the company's business expansion into the broader transportation market, said Don Antonucci, president, Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management. In particular, he will focus on aviation management solutions and intermodal transportation initiatives, as the company continues its airspace management initiatives. He will also focus on transportation security for Lockheed Martin Mission Systems.
With increasing demands for capacity, efficiency and security, today's transportation systems require an integrated focus, said Antonucci. Monte Belger's leadership and impressive record of accomplishments are greatly appreciated within the transportation community. He brings invaluable credentials as we apply our air traffic management systems integration and command and control experience to the broader aviation and transportation arenas.
Belger, a 30-year veteran of the FAA, was Acting Deputy Administrator for the agency for a five-year span, from 1997 - 2002, leading the 49,000-person team and in charge of operating the world's safest aviation system. During his tenure with the FAA he also was Associate Administrator for Air Traffic Services, responsible for day-to-day operations of the nation's airspace system, and supervised the FAA's modernization plan aimed at improving aviation capacity, safety and service to airlines. Belger played a pivotal role in assisting in the transition of aviation security responsibilities from the FAA to the new Transportation Security Administration, and he co-chaired the FAA's successful efforts to adopt acquisition and personnel reform. Belger retired from the FAA in September 2002.
Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management has four decades of experience in delivering advanced air traffic management solutions to customers worldwide, and focuses on systems integration, engineering design, development, test, delivery and support of Communications, Navigation, Surveillance (CNS/ATM) systems. With its solid record of on-schedule, on-budget performance, the company has earned the prestigious Air Traffic Control Association's Industry Award in four of the last six years. A registered ISO 9001 company, Air Traffic Management employs approximately 1,300 people at major facilities in Rockville, Atlantic City, N.J., Eagan, Minn., and Southampton, England.