Color displays offer better control

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.

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