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Friday, September 4, 2009

SESAR Research Contracts Awarded

Northrop Grumman, as one of the four member companies forming the North European Air Traffic Management Industry Group (NATMIG), has been awarded funding from the European Community and EUROCONTROL to participate in a research program to streamline and modernize air traffic management in Europe. The Norway-based air traffic management subsidiary Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems will receive contracts worth $18.7 million from the Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking program for research and development aimed at making air traffic in European skies greener, safer and more efficient. The contract is due to be completed by 2016.
“Airport density in Europe is high and European airspace is among the busiest in the world with the growth in flight movements expected to double by 2030, making air traffic control increasingly complex,” said Eldar Hauge, managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems. “We are fully committed to the modernization of European air traffic management and, through our membership of NATMIG, we look forward to bringing to the SESAR program our expertise and experience in area control centers aircraft surface movement guidance and control, and satellite landing systems to help create a high-performance, fully integrated air traffic control infrastructure for Europe.”

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