Lockheed Martin UK awarded £80m

Lockheed Martin UK has been awarded an £80m contract to continue its support of the London Area Control (LAC) operation at the Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre.


NATS, Britain’s air traffic control authority, has awarded an £80m contract to Lockheed Martin UK to continue to support the London Area Control (LAC) operation at the Swanwick Air Traffic Control Centre.



The five-year agreement will require Lockheed Martin to provide continued enhancements, maintenance and support of the system it developed with NATS to modernise the management of air traffic over England and Wales.



Designed to run one of the busiest and most complex airspaces in the world, the LAC operation at Swanwick currently handles up to 8,000 aircraft each day.



The operational system continuously feeds more than 100 controllers with flight plan, situational and support information, while simultaneously providing controllers with the tools they need to maintain the flow of traffic in this airspace.