FAA Awards System Upgrade Contract to Lockheed Martin

10 May 2010 (Last Updated May 10th, 2010 18:30)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to design and integrate supply chain software to support the National Airspace System (NAS) in the US. Under the $28m contract, Lockheed Martin will supply the logistics centre support system (LCSS), a commer

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to design and integrate supply chain software to support the National Airspace System (NAS) in the US.

Under the $28m contract, Lockheed Martin will supply the logistics centre support system (LCSS), a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution, to the FAA.

The solution will optimise visibility, maintenance, inventory and delivery of 100,000 pieces of equipment including radar systems, lighting and communications relay stations used by the NAS at its 41,000 facilities across the nation.

The LCSS will streamline, modernise and improve the efficiency of the FAA's maintenance, repair and overhaul operations.

A sophisticated, enterprise-wide logistics information suite, the LCSS will integrate data from 14 legacy systems, and optimise asset management, demand planning, resource scheduling, supply networking, inventory control and processes.

It will replace the FAA's existing logistics and inventory system used at the Federal Aviation Administration Logistics Center (FAALC) at the Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City.

The Lockheed team will include ABeam Consulting, IFS, Principal Technologies and Xyant Technology.

It will also provide business process re-engineering, software configuration, testing, comprehensive training and change management services under the five-year contract.

Lockheed Martin is a global security company located in Bethesda, Maryland, US.