LOCKHEED MARTIN AWARDED PRESTIGIOUS AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL AWARD
Rockville, MD, 10/30/2007 -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received the Air Traffic Control Association's (ATCA) 2007 Industrial Award today during the 52nd Annual ATCA Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
The award recognizes Lockheed Martin's numerous contributions to the safety and security of air transportation systems, according to ATCA President Peter F. Dumont.
As one of the industry's leading systems integrator, Lockheed Martin has made substantial contributions to the Federal Aviation Administration and to civil aviation agencies around the world to advance the art and science of air traffic management, Dumont said.
It is a tremendous honor for Lockheed Martin to be named this year's Industrial Award recipient, said Judy Marks, president of Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions. I'm extremely proud of our Aviation Solutions team and our commitment to aviation excellence; it's our privilege to continue serving the air traffic control industry worldwide.
The advanced systems developed and deployed by Lockheed Martin's Aviation Solutions business as well as its consistent on-time performance clearly demonstrate the company's ongoing dedication to the global aviation industry, Dumont said.
The En Route Automation Modernization (ERAM) program, which achieved government acceptance at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Atlantic City, N.J., on October 1, was among nine Lockheed Martin achievements recognized by ATCA. Scheduled for deployment by late 2009, ERAM will modernize the nation's core air traffic control automation system, enhancing security and providing new capabilities to increase efficiency and capacity.
The 2007 Industrial Award also included Lockheed Martin's work during the past year for next generation air transportation, oceanic and satellite-based navigation; flight and weather decision support software tools; advanced test facility work for the Kazakhstan Air Traffic Agency; integrating an automated en route radar tracking system into a transportable radar approach control system for the U.S. Navy; and air traffic management upgrades for the Korean Area Traffic Control and the Albania National Airspace System.
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture and integration of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2006 sales of $39.6 billion.