Lockheed Develops Air Traffic Scheduling Tool for FAA

Lockheed Martin BlueLockheed Martin has provided the Federal Aviation Administration with a time-based flow management platform intended to help the agency organize traffic flow, Avionics Intelligence reported Monday.

Courtney Howard writes the FAA started deploying the Lockheed technology at 20 enroute air traffic control centers across the U.S.

The platform replaces FAA’s legacy traffic management advisor tool and aims for controllers to accurately track the number of scheduled aircraft movements down to the runway, according to the article.

Avionics Intelligence reports Lockheed’s TBFM is expected to support performance-based navigation programs for looking at computersthe agency’s next generation operational control system.

FAA also intends to implement the new scheduling platform at Baltimore Washington International Airport, Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Howard writes.

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