Lockheed Martin Corp. has been granted a $356 million, three-year contract option by the FAA to continue serving the general aviation community under a Automated Flight Service Stations (AFSS) contract. The option will begin Oct. 1.
“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, according to company officials. Flight planning is now streamlined and allows the sharing of weather and flight plan statuses across the entire Lockheed Martin AFSS network.
Lockheed Martin has a more than 40-year partnership with the FAA and is the leading IT provider to the U.S. government. With continued FAA oversight, Lockheed Martin will maintain deliverance of flight services for CONUS, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
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