Air traffic controllers recognize Raytheon for modernizing systems

Air Traffic Control Association has named Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) the winner of its 2016 Industrial Award for modernizing key air traffic systems that control the most complex and congested airspaces in the nation, the company said.

The annual award recognizes achievement in advancing the science of air traffic control.

Raytheon modernized the FAA´s 11 largest terminal radar approach control facilities, which control 80 percent of US air traffic. The company installed its state-of-the-art standard terminal automation replacement system, consolidating multiple, legacy, capacity constrained systems into a single, terminal-area operational system.

Raytheon worked in partnership with the FAA, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and Professional Airways Systems to implement STARS over an 18-month period at TRACONs in New York, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, northern and southern California, St. Louis, Louisville, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of USD23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cyber security solutions.