Lockheed Martin and Adacel contracting on air navigation

by Canadian Shipper

The Lockheed Martin Company and Adacel have signed a U.S. $20.8 million contract. Adacel will provide Lockheed Martin with software which will increase air navigation efficiency and capacity in US controlled airspaces over the Pacific, Atlantic and Arctic oceans.

“This contract is important for us because it will launch our Company into the major leagues of the air traffic management industry for both oceanic and continental airspaces. The market is worth an estimated $ one billion over the next five years, with software development being a significant component – our field of specialization,” says William Lang, Adacel’s Vice President-Air Traffic Management.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), in the United States, is investing US $217 million in a program to improve its international air traffic management systems. Lockheed Martin has been chosen for the job of prime contractor. The first stage of this modernization plan will provide the US oceanic control centres in New York, Oakland and Anchorage with the latest technology available in air traffic management.

The new mandate will further employment of new personnel in Saint-Laurent, Quebec, where Adacel has concentrated its development activities for air traffic management.

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