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Lockheed Wins $221M FAA Flight Service Station Extension; Jim Derr Comments

lockheed martinLockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has won a two-year, $221 million contract extension from the Federal Aviation Administration to continue helping general aviation pilots plan flights.

The company provides flight planning briefings to thousands of pilots pear via a phone and inflight radio through its Flight Services online platform, Lockheed said Thursday.

Jim Derr, director of aviation services for Lockheed’s information systems and global solutions business, said the company aims to help all national airspace users travel safely by providing pilots flight safety and briefing information.

Pilots file and close flight plans with Flight Services online and receive text message, e-mail and satellite alerts regarding potentially dangerous conditions.

Lockheed says it filed more than 1 million flight plans for aviation pilots in 2012 and also provided 1.5 million weather briefings to pilots.

The company also answered 457, 575 aviation radio contacts and helped pilots in 6, 691 aviation search and rescue events last year.

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