The Air Traffic Control Association has presented Raytheon the 2016 Industrial Award for the company’s work to help modernize ATC systems that manage the majority of the country’s civilian airspace.
The company said Monday it received the award during ATCA’s 61st Annual Conference and Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.
Raytheon worked with the Federal Aviation Administration on an 18-month project to install the company’s Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System at the FAA’s 11 largest Terminal Radar Approach Control facilities.
STARS is designed to update and centralize multiple legacy, capacity-constrained systems in a single, terminal-area operation platform to support the nation’s air traffic control.
The system worked to assist incoming and departing aircraft in airport terminals, as well as deliver safety and capacity management for terminal automation.
He added that the company worked to install STARS with public safety an air traffic operation continuity in mind.
Raytheon worked with the FAA, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and Professional Airways Systems to integrate STARS to the TRACONs in New York, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, northern and southern California, St. Louis, Louisville, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.
STARS is scheduled for installation at all FAA radar facilities by 2019.