Civil Aviation Administration Of China Accepts Lockheed Martin Air Traffic System For New Nanchang Airport
ROCKVILLE, MD, 04/24/2000 -- The Jiangxi Provincial Administration of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has accepted the Lockheed Martin air traffic control system installed at the Changbei International Airport in Nanchang, the People's Republic of China. Under a contract, awarded in April 1999, Lockheed Martin is to deliver two air traffic control (ATC) automation systems - one to be installed at the new Changbei Airport in Nanchang, and a second to be installed at the new Xiaoshan Airport in Hangzhou. The CAAC accepted the first of these two systems on April 19, following successful site acceptance tests in Nanchang, April 10 - 14.
The system acceptance represents a major milestone and will allow the CAAC to begin operational readiness activities for the terminal approach control system. The system will control approaching and departing aircraft traffic for the new Changbei Airport, opened for use in October 1999. The Lockheed Martin system installed at the new airport center is a fully redundant, multi-radar and flight data processing system with multiple controller positions and tower displays to meet the air traffic management needs well into the new century.
Commenting on this significant system acceptance milestone, Jim Craig, vice president of International Programs in Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management, said, We are very pleased that all of the contract milestones have been met successfully. This performance again proves that we are continuing our efforts to be a dependable, responsive partner with the CAAC in its modernization efforts for China's air traffic management systems. The same commitment will be applied to our progress on the system for the Xiaoshan Airport.
Lockheed Martin has four terminal automation systems in China, which are based on the company's SkyLine family of air traffic control applications. The SkyLine applications include proven radar processing with multi-sensor tracking, advanced flight data processing, and automated safety net functions to keep aircraft safely separated within approach control areas. In addition to the installations at the Nanchang and Hangzhou airports, Lockheed Martin systems are installed at the Hongqiao and Pudong International Airports in Shanghai, the largest city in the People's Republic of China.
A leader in airspace management solutions, Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management customers include international civil aviation authorities in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, the People's Republic of China and the UnitedStates FAA. Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management employs approximately 1,100 people at major facilities in Rockville, Maryland, Atlantic City, New Jersey, Eagan, Minnesota, and Southampton, England, and is a unit of Lockheed Martin Corporation.