Lockheed Martin Receives $221 Million Contract Option To Provide Flight Planning, Safety Services For General Aviation

   Lockheed Martin Receives $221 Million Contract Option To Provide Flight
           Planning, Safety Services For General Aviation Community

PR Newswire

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 5, 2013

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) has extended Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) work providing
flight planning and safety support to pilots under the Automated Flight
Service Stations (AFSS) contract. The contract option period begins October 1
with a total value of $221 million over two years.

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Since 2005, Lockheed Martin Flight Services has modernized and improved
delivery of general aviation flight planning services in the United States.
Pilots are now able to file and close flight plans with Flight Services
online; receive text, e-mail and satellite alerts regarding dangerous
conditions; and activate precise life-saving search and rescue tracking
capabilities. These technologies complement the expertise of Lockheed Martin
Flight Services specialists who provide safe and efficient flight planning
briefings to thousands of pilots annually via the phone and inflight radio. In
2012, the Lockheed Martin team accomplished the following:

  oFiled more than 1 million flight plans for aviation pilots;
  oProvided more than 1.5 million pilot weather briefings;
  oAnswered 457,575 aviation radio contacts; and
  oHelped pilots in 6,691 aviation search and rescue events.

"We've combined our specialists' expertise with user-friendly technology, to
enhance safety not only for general aviation pilots but for all users of the
national airspace," said Jim Derr, director of aviation services for Lockheed
Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business. "With this contract
option, we look forward to continuing to invest in and deliver technology that
enables pilots to receive timely flight safety and briefing information more

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and
aerospace company that employs about 116,000 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 2012 were $47.2 billion.

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