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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lockheed Martin Partners with NATS on ATM Technology Transformation

Juliet Van Wagenen

Lockheed Martin will help NATS crucial deployment of SESAR based technologies
Lockheed Martin will help NATS crucial deployment of SESAR based technologies. Photo: NATS

[Avionics Today 01-28-2016] Lockheed Martin has been appointed by NATS to support the U.K. Air Navigation Service Provider’s (ANSP) technology transformation program over the coming years as their systems integration partner. The program aims to support the introduction of a more efficient air traffic system that will meet future demand, increase efficiency and improve environmental performance.

The initial contract will see staff work side-by-side with Lockheed Martin to define, integrate and implement a range of technology services that collectively will evolve and update operational services and enable key Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) concepts, such as Free Route Airspace (FRA), in the U.K. Lockheed Martin will work alongside a number of other NATS partners, under a collaborative framework, integrating a series of new ATM technologies.

“This is one of the most ambitious programs NATS has ever undertaken and will transform how we manage air traffic in the U.K., enabled by building a robust multi-party collaborative supply chain,” said Tim Bullock, NATS supply chain director.

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