Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has announced the selection of Aaron Rose, assigned to the Northern California Terminal Radar Approach Control facility, as the 2018 Air Traffic Controller of the Year, the company said.
The award, provided by Raytheon´s Intelligence, Information and Services business, recognizes his contributions toward the modernization of the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, or STARS, used by air traffic controllers to provide safe and efficient aircraft spacing and sequencing guidance.
Rose is part of a government-industry team responsible for the execution of a nationwide modernization effort designed to give air traffic controllers a more complete, precise picture of the airspace from a single platform, integrating both surveillance data and flight information onto high-resolution displays using advanced automation. His efforts contributed to the 100 percent on-time or early delivery of modernized systems to 68 sites in 2017 with zero interruption to normal airport operations.
Raytheon Company, with 2017 sales of USD 25 billion and 64,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions.