Raytheon finishes New York air traffic control modernization ahead of schedule

Waltham, Massachusetts-based Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has completed the modernization of the United States´ busiest terminal air traffic control facility six months ahead of schedule, the company said.

Under the Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement program, known as TAMR, Raytheon replaced the software and hardware and more than 100 automation systems with the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System (STARS) to support the increased demand for air traffic control services in the New York area.

STARS enables Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facilities to provide safe and efficient aircraft spacing and sequencing guidance for departing and arriving aircraft in the airport terminal area.

The Raytheon-developed STARS system provides lifecycle cost savings to the FAA, brings additional safety and capacity management to terminal automation, and is a cornerstone of NextGen, the FAA´s airspace modernization initiative.

As part of TAMR, Raytheon modernized the FAA´s 11 largest TRACON facilities, which control 80% of US air traffic. New York was the final TRACON to achieve Operational Readiness Decision this month.

Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of USD 24bn and 63,000 employees, specializes in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions. The company provides electronics, mission systems integration, C5I products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.