Lockheed Martin forms consortium to bid for oneSKY Australia ATM solution

30 July 2013 (Last Updated July 30th, 2013 18:30)

Lockheed Martin will form a consortium with four other air traffic management (ATM) technology providers to bid for the Airservices Australia and Australian Department of Defence's oneSKY Australia tender.

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Lockheed Martin will form a consortium with four other air traffic management (ATM) technology providers to bid for the Airservices Australia and Australian Department of Defence's oneSKY Australia tender.

Australian firms including Adacel Technologies, Daronmont Technologies and Frequentis Australasia together with Airbus ProSky and its subsidiary Metron Aviation will join Lockheed Martin in the bid to offer its Skyline Enterprise solution.

The Skyline Enterprise ATM package will incorporate features such as Adacel Technologies' flight path conflict detection tool together with voice communications and integrated tower products from Frequentis Australasia.

Daronmont Technologies will offer its expertise in engineering and assist in deployment of complex systems to the Department of Defence, while Metron Aviation, which offers Australia's advanced air traffic flow management (ATFM) system, would assist in making the solution to optimise airspace and airport resources.

Lockheed Martin Australia chief executive Raydon Gates said that the company's solution for the oneSKY AUSTRALIA will offer enhanced travel, air safety and more efficient commerce for all Australians.

"The company's solution for the oneSKY AUSTRALIA will offer enhanced travel, air safety and more efficient commerce for all Australians."

"Our team's Australian expertise combined with our next generation air traffic management technology and complex systems integration capabilities will also help the economy through reduced carbon emissions and best-value operating costs," Gates said

The final solution will incorporate input from all the involved firms, and it claims to boost on-time departures and arrivals, while enhancing air travel experience in Australia.

Skyline Enterprise solution is also said to offer more efficient gate-to-gate ATFM, synchronised civil-military operations assuring defence readiness, and offer more protected airspace through advanced airspace management and flight path monitoring potentials.

Earlier this month, Australian air navigation service agency Airservices and the Department of Defence had issued a request for tender (RFT) to create the future air traffic management (ATM) platform.

Once deployed, the new system will align the needs of civil and defence ATM requirements under a single unified national solution.


Image: Lockheed Martin's Skyline Enterprise ATM package will offer improved on-time departures and arrivals, while enhancing air travel experience in Australia. Photo: courtesy of Airservices Australia.