Raytheon chosen by FAA to improve air traffic terminal automation system

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has announced it was selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to improve the usability and reduce operational costs for the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, the company said.

The modernization of STARS is critical to ensuring the national airspace continues to stay safe. It receives radar data and flight plan information and presents the information to air traffic controllers on high resolution, color displays, which allows controllers to monitor, control and accept hand-off of air traffic.

STARS is used by air traffic controllers across the US to provide safe and efficient aircraft spacing and sequencing guidance for more than 40,000 departing and arriving aircraft daily at more than 600 civilian and military airports.

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of USD 27 billion and 67,000 employees, specializes in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.