US-based aerospace company Lockheed Martin will implement the route analysis tool for Bahrain International Airport.

The company has struck a deal with the Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), in which BEONTRA B Route Development will be used. This will help BAC in the calculation, analysis and presentation of high-quality route cases to airlines.

Lockheed’s new project comes in the wake of its acquisition of BEONTRA in March and this is the first time that this technology will be used in the Middle East.

"It is a special honour for Lockheed Martin to welcome Bahrain International Airport."

The use of this technology will allow airports to develop and build route cases using data from Sabre MIDT and OAG schedule data, in addition to airport survey and statistical information.

The graphical format that is delivered as a result of the use of this technology helps in getting improved analysis and collaboration.

BEONTRA CEO Christian Roth said: "It is a special honour for Lockheed Martin to welcome Bahrain International Airport as the first airport in the Middle East using B Route Development."

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Bahrain International Airport served more than 7.3 million passengers in 2013. It is a major airport for transit traffic from Europe to the Middle East and Asia.

Bahrain Airport Company CEO Mohamed Yousif AlBinfalah said: "I believe that it is through strategic partnerships such as the one we are about to start and the industry knowledge that it brings to explore the possibilities for BAC, we can succeed in fulfilling our vision of being a friendly and efficient airport.

"I am also confident of the support that Lockheed Martin will provide."