Lockheed Martin will close seven Flight Service Stations, starting in February, according to a report at AOPA.org. Locations on the chopping block are: Columbia, Mo.; Honolulu; Kankakee, Ill.; Lansing, Mich.; Nashville; Seattle; and St. Petersburg, Fla.
This is the second consolidation effort since the company was awarded a contract in 2005 to provide flight services for the FAA, according to the AOPA report, which notes:
“The company cites a staffing and workload analysis, along with continued improvements in flight service system technology and efficiency, as the basis for the consolidation. Because of these continued improvements, the company does not anticipate any impact on service to pilots.”