This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Lockheed Martin Releases Enhanced Search And Rescue Service For General Aviation Community

ASHBURN, Va., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- New updates to the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Flight Services (LMFS) automation system and Pilot Web Portal will make general aviation safer and more convenient - at no cost to pilots. 

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b )

The Surveillance-Enhanced Search and Rescue service (SE-SAR) allows LMFS to automatically monitor flights and determine if aircraft stop moving, stop reporting their position, or transmit an emergency signal. As a result, the system is able to initiate search and rescue procedures with more precision and speed than previously possible. SE-SAR is available for use with SpiderTracks GPS position reporting devices registered on the Pilot Web Portal. The service will expand to other position reporting devices and automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast equipped aircraft in the near future.

SE-SAR is the second major safety enhancement recently deployed by LMFS. In October 2012, LMFS deployed the Adverse Condition Alerting Service (ACAS). The ACAS alerts pilots to critical safety conditions that arise after they have been briefed and filed a flight plan.  Enhancements to the LMFS Pilot Web Portal now allow pilots to review and acknowledge the adverse conditions without having to call LMFS.

Other new capabilities on the LMFS Pilot Web Portal include integration of graphics into briefings and the ability to activate flight plans without having to call LMFS. In addition, LMFS has released a set of free interfaces that allow suppliers of popular, mobile flight planning apps to provide access to SE-SAR, ACAS, and other LMFS-unique capabilities directly from their apps. 

"Lockheed Martin is committed to improving safety, efficiency, and convenience for the general aviation community," said Jim Derr, director of Lockheed Martin Flight Services. "Look for more features later this year including our Next Generation Briefing capability that includes automatic summarization of text-intensive information and enhanced graphics that help pilots understand their briefings faster." 

Pilots may register for the Pilot Web Portal at http://www.lmfsweb.afss.com. All LMFS services are free to pilots.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 118,000 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.

For additional information, visit our website: http://www.lockheedmartin.com

SOURCE Lockheed Martin

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,686.22 -43.89 -0.25%
S&P 500 2,066.05 -10.73 -0.52%
NASDAQ 4,983.7590 -25.4550 -0.51%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs