Thu, Sep 30, 2010
Company Will Continue To Provides Nationwide Flight Planning
Services Under FAA Supervision
The FAA has offered a $356 million, three-year contract option
to Lockheed Martin to continue to provide AFSS services to the GA
community under the Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS)
contract. The option will begin on October 1, 2010.
"Lockheed Martin is proud of the service its flight service
specialists provide to the general aviation industry," said Jim
Derr, Lockheed Martin Flight Service Program Director. "We are
excited to have the opportunity to continue providing the most
accurate and reliable flight service briefings available."
Under the AFSS contract, which was initially awarded in 2005,
Lockheed Martin has employed technology enhancements and a hub
system that has modernized flight services. Flight planning is now
streamlined and allows the sharing of weather and flight plan
statuses across the entire Lockheed Martin AFSS network. With
continued FAA oversight, Lockheed Martin will maintain flight
services delivery for CONUS, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico according to
the Agency's strict safety and service requirements.
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