ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 6, 2012 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has been selected as the recipient of the Air Traffic Control Association's (ATCA) 2012 Industrial Award, to be presented at ATCA's 57th Annual Conference and Exhibition at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center on Oct. 1.
The ATCA Industrial Award recognizes outstanding achievement and contributions in advancing the science of air traffic control. Lockheed Martin has been honored for its support in achieving significant accomplishments on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) En Route Automation and Modernization (ERAM) program. ERAM, which is replacing a 40-year-old system, is the computer system used to guide airplanes flying at high altitudes.
ERAM provides the foundation for NextGen capabilities, which will increase capacity, improve efficiency, and provide environmental benefits for passengers, the airlines, general aviation and other users of the aviation system. It is now fully operational at the Salt Lake City, Seattle, Denver, Minneapolis and Albuquerque en route centers, covering approximately 1.5 million square miles of airspace.
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