Lockheed Martin To Deploy Air Traffic Management Training Systems in Kazakhstan
ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 11, 2013 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will deploy three advanced air traffic management training and simulation systems for Kazeronavigatsia, Kazakhstan’s air navigation services provider. The new systems will enable enhanced air traffic controller training and enhance Kazakhstan’s ability to develop air traffic management training simulations based upon the unique needs of the nation’s airspace.
The simulation and training systems will be installed in Kazakhstan’s enroute air traffic control facilities, known as area control centers, in Almaty, Astana and Aktobe. The systems will include Lockheed Martin’s Skyline™ air traffic management system and training partner UFA’s ATCoach® training suite, providing a realistic training experience based on the same air traffic management system operating in Kazakhstan’s real-world airspace.
“Realistic controller training is crucial to maintaining an effective national air traffic management system,” said Sandy Samuel, vice president of transportation solutions for Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. “Deployment of Skyline training and simulation systems will bring additional efficiencies to and enhance safety within Kazakhstan’s national airspace.”
Lockheed Martin has partnered with Kazaeronavigatsia since 2005 to deliver an adaptable and cost-effective air traffic management system that enhances the safety and efficiency of Kazakhstan’s airspace.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.