Global Air Traffic Control Partner
Whether you’re flying to the Albania or the south island of New Zealand, from Korea or Kazakhstan, Lockheed Martin air traffic control systems have you covered around the world, around the clock.
Lockheed Martin heritage companies pioneered the development of modern air traffic control systems in the United States more than 50 years ago. Today, Lockheed Martin systems handle 75 percent of the air traffic in the States. Leaving U.S. airspace, however, doesn’t mean that you are leaving Lockheed Martin. Indeed, company systems handle 60 percent of the world’s air traffic, including many countries with their own advanced avionics industries. When it comes to air traffic safety and efficiency, Lockheed Martin’s proven track record and industry-leading innovations make it the world’s most trusted air traffic control partner.
Britain’s air traffic control operations act as a gateway for all U.S. flights headed to the U.K. or the Continent. Its airspace is among the world’s most congested, with over two million flights in 2011. When Britain wanted a major upgrade of its air traffic control capacity, it turned to Lockheed Martin. The system Lockheed Martin developed and integrated went live in 2001; today, it is still one of the most advanced air traffic management systems in the world.
Lockheed Martin tailors air traffic control solutions to fit a nation’s needs. The Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan recently wanted to upgrade its air traffic control capabilities to increase economic growth and development. The country turned to Lockheed Martin’s Skyline automated air traffic management (ATM) system for a cost-efficient and effective solution. Flight data processing and surveillance data processing capabilities of Skyline systems can function as an area control center, a tower, terminal area, procedural or flow monitoring system service. And while major systems can take years to go live, the first Skyline system in Kazakhstan system was installed and operational in just 10 months.
Sources and Additional Reading
- Skyline Air Traffic Management, Lockheed Martin publication http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/products/skyline.html
- “Lockheed Martin air traffic management COTS automation system for Republic of Kazakhstan operational,” Military & Aerospace Electronics http://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2009/09/lockheed-martin-air-traffic-management-cots-automation-system-for-republic-of-kazakhstan-operational.html