Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has selected Air Traffic Controller Doug Peterson as the fourth Raytheon Air Traffic Controller of the Year, the company said.
The award recognizes controllers for outstanding efforts to improve quality, safety or efficiency of air traffic control.
Peterson, who works at the FAA´s Dallas/Fort Worth terminal radar approach control facility, played an active role to modernize the technology and systems that give controllers the complete airspace picture.
Peterson also served as the FAA´s Terminal Automation Modernization & Replacement lead for the last four years. Raytheon is the prime contractor for the TAMR program, which upgrades multiple air traffic control technologies to the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, a single, state-of-the-art platform. Peterson helped roll out STARS to nine of the 11 busiest air traffic control facilities in the world, including his own at Dallas/Fort Worth.
Raytheon will make a donation in honor of Peterson to the NATCA Charitable Foundation.
Raytheon has more than 60 years of experience in global air traffic management technology, products and services for civil and military customers around the world. Raytheon´s air traffic management systems operate in more than 60 countries and monitor more than 60 percent of the world´s airspace.
Raytheon, with 2015 sales of USD23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. It is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.