Color displays offer better control
- By Paula Shaki Trimble
- Oct 27, 2000
Air traffic controllers in New York, Dallas/Fort Worth and Washington, D.C.,
have new color displays that will give them better recognition of weather,
track data and safety alerts.
Lockheed Martin Air Traffic Management announced Oct. 23 that its high-performance
color display system, the Automated Radar Terminal System (ARTS), is operational
at the Terminal Radar Approach Control (Tracon) facilities at New York,
Dallas/Fort Worth and Washington National.
The ARTS color displays are modern air traffic control workstations
that use commercial open-systems technology.
The color displays replace 15- to 30-year-old monochrome radar displays.
The three Tracons received a total of 76 workstations, and New York will
receive 11 more later this month.
Lockheed Martin received a $36.9 million contract in May 1999 to replace
displays at many of the FAA's busiest Tracons. The display system also is
being installed at the Atlanta, Northern California and Potomac Tracons.