ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a deal with Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) for the implementation of its route analysis tool at Orlando International Airport (MCO).
The technology, B Route Development, will allow GOAA to calculate and analyze route scenarios in less than two hours – a task that would normally take as much as two days – and present them to airlines using an iPad application that can re-calculate and amend routes on-demand.
GOAA is the first client for B Route Development in the United States and follows Lockheed Martin's acquisition of BEONTRA earlier this year. The technology is one of the components of Lockheed Martin's comprehensive suite of aviation technology solutions, including products for air traffic management (such as SkyLine) and tools for airport operations management (such as the Chroma Airport Suite).
"Welcoming Orlando International Airport as the first airport using B Route Development in the U.S. is a great honor for Lockheed Martin," said Christian Roth, CEO of BEONTRA, a Lockheed Martin Company. "We are thrilled to work with GOAA and to support them in the expansion of their route network."
B Route Development allows airports to develop and build individual route cases for airlines using commercial aviation data as well as specific airport statistics and survey information that can be used for improved analysis, collaboration and interactive presentation.
"As Central Florida is one of the top visitor regions in the United States and the world, expanding Orlando International Airport's (MCO) route network is one of our main goals for the near future," says Victoria Jaramillo, director of Marketing & International Development, MCO. "We look forward to starting our cooperation with Lockheed Martin and beginning the work on B Route Development to help achieve that objective."
With over 35.2 million passengers served in 2013, Orlando International Airport is a hub for both Southwest Airlines and JetBlue Airways and is a major international gateway for the mid-Florida region.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation's net sales for 2013 were $45.4 billion.
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