ATM Modernization, Commercial

Lockheed Martin Extends U.K. ATC Contract

By Tish Drake | March 27, 2008
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Lockheed Martin U.K. signed a five-year, $160 million contract extension with U.K.’s air traffic control authority, NATS, to manage air traffic over England and Wales. Under terms of the contract, Lockheed Martin will continue to support the London Area Control (LAC) operation at the Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre. The LAC operation at Swanwick currently handles up to 8,000 aircraft movements each day. The operational system feeds more than 100 controllers with flight plan, situational and support information, while providing the controllers with the tools they need to maintain the flow of traffic in this airspace, Lockheed Martin said. “This new agreement will allow our controllers to be ready to cope with the increasing demands that will be associated with rising levels of air traffic projected in the future,” said Allan Robb, senior program manager for NATS.

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