Lockheed Martin’s Automated Flight Service Station team said it achieved a major milestone on Feb. 22 when it went live with its new mission operating system in Washington, D.C. The company said its mission operating system called Flight Services for the 21st Century (FS21) went live at the Automated Flight Services Station near Dulles International Airport. The facility at the airport is the first of its kind to operate under Lockheed Martin’s FS21 system, a system designed to modernize and streamline the flow of information transfer to and from pilots by allowing all flight service stations to share the same set of nationwide data. Within the first minute of the capability switchover, the Washington Hub received its first Anniston area call from Southwest Airlines flight 8503, who requested clearance from Dothan, Ala., to Orlando, Fla. Since 2005, Lockheed Martin has been working with FAA to develop and integrate the revolutionary system that was part of a $1.7 billion contract to provide flight services and technology enhancements for flight service stations. Lockheed Martin will consolidate the 58 existing flight service stations to 16 stations along with three new hub sites located in Prescott, Ariz., Fort Worth, Texas, and Leesburg, Va. (Washington Hub).