US-based global science and technology company Leidos’ latest version of its Skyline air traffic management (ATM) system has entered full operational service at the Korea Area Control Center (KACC) in Incheon.

The Skyline system has been successfully installed and implemented by Leidos in collaboration with Korean partner LG CNS, which is a subsidiary of LG.

The Leidos’ technology will offer the centre enhanced airspace safety and efficiency.

Leidos Civil Group president Angie Heise said: “This latest version of our SkyLine system greatly enhances Korea's ability to meet the ever-growing demands of air traffic in that region.

"This latest version of our SkyLine system greatly enhances Korea's ability to meet the ever-growing demands of air traffic in that region."

“We are honoured to be a long-term partner for Korea, and will continue to invest in enhancing our SkyLine system with innovative functions and features.”

The upgraded version of the Leidos technology offers a wide range of capabilities, such as air-ground data communication, increased electronic exchange of data and flow management tools, in addition to overseeing the aircraft movements within the Korea Flight Information Region.

In December 2013, the original contract was awarded to the company for replacing its SkyLine system that had been operational at the KACC since 2001.

Currently, more than 60% of the world's air traffic and 80% of the managed oceanic airspace worldwide are guided by systems deployed by Leidos.