ATM Modernization, Commercial

Lockheed Martin Awarded FAA Traffic Contract

By Tish Drake | May 7, 2010
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Lockheed Martin was awarded a five-year, $202 million contract to develop and implement the Time Based Flow Management (TBFM) program for the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of System Operations Programs. Key teammates include Metron Aviation, Dulles, Va., and Sensis Corp., Syracuse, N.Y.

Under the contract, the Lockheed Martin team, which includes Metron Aviation, based in Dulles, Va., and Sensis Corp., based in Syracuse, N.Y., will expand upon the existing FAA Traffic Management Advisor (TMA) tool, which uses time-based metering to enhance aircraft arrival and departure sequence planning. The TBFM program will help optimize the flow of aircraft into capacity-constrained areas, decrease delays through better predictability of airspace use, and improve fuel efficiency, according to Lockheed Martin. The initiative includes sustainment of TMA, re-architecture to the new TBFM system, and the design, development, testing and implementation of enhancements that transition TMA into TBFM supporting NextGen Trajectory Based Operations.

The work will be performed at Lockheed Martin locations in Atlantic City, N.J., and Rockville, Md.; Metron Aviation in Dulles, Va.; and Sensis facilities in Campbell, Calif., and Reston, Va.

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