OREANDA-NEWS. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) to provide online flight service tools to the general aviation community, helping them to plan and navigate the national airspace safely.

Under the Direct User Access Terminal Service (DUATS) II contract, Lockheed Martin expands their current work to provide weather information, flight plan processing and in-flight support to pilots. 

Lockheed Martin has made significant investments in research and development activities supporting the deployment of innovative flight services. These services are provided both on the ground during preflight planning and inflight with operational updates and emergency services. 

“As a proven leader in aviation services for over a decade, Lockheed Martin has been entrusted with providing safety and critical flight planning information for general aviation,” said Paul Engola, vice president of Transportation and Financial Solutions for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions. “With the DUATS II online offering, we are extending our full-service expertise throughout the aviation community at significant value to our customer.”

Over the next few weeks the Lockheed Martin Flight Services team will provide a series of live and on-demand broadcast webinars and YouTube videos to assist new users in joining the thousands of fellow pilots using the online component of flight services.