LOCKHEED MARTIN RECEIVES 2005 ATCA INDUSTRIAL AWARD
ROCKVILLE, MD, 11/01/2005 --
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has received the 2005 Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) Industrial Award. Presented to the company’s Transportation and Security Solutions business, the award recognizes numerous contributions to the safety and security of air transportation systems, according to Tim Halpin, chairman of the ATCA Awards Committee.
“Lockheed Martin, as a leading systems integrator, has made substantial contributions to the Federal Aviation Administration and to civil aviation agencies around the world for nearly 50 years, providing modern, reliable and affordable air traffic management systems,” Halpin said.
Among achievements recognized by the award is the Advanced Technologies Oceanic Procedures (ATOP) system, which provides advanced capabilities that help air traffic control operations increase capacity, efficiency and safety for trans-oceanic flight. The system is currently operational at the FAA’s New York and Oakland, CA, oceanic centers, and will begin transition to operational use in Anchorage, AK, in the spring of 2006.
The award also recognized on-time achievement of the initial operational capability of the Enhanced Back-up Surveillance System (EBUS), the first operational milestone for the FAA’s En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) program; ahead-of-schedule national deployment of the User Request Evaluation Tool (URET) at Air Route Traffic Control Centers around the nation; and testing and deployment of the Common Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS). In addition, ATCA recognized Lockheed Martin for continued international expansion, with air traffic management systems installed and operational in 11 countries, including recent contracts in the Republic of Uzbekistan, Republic of Kazakhstan, and China.
“This award, coming on ATCA’s 50th anniversary, celebrates a legacy of teamwork between our company and the world’s air traffic control agencies,” said Judy Marks, president of Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions. “It is our privilege to continue serving the air traffic control industry as our business approaches its own 50-year anniversary in 2006.” ATCA award winners will be recognized at the 50th Annual ATCA Conference and Exposition at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center in Grapevine, TX, Oct. 30 to Nov. 2.