Rachel Jackson Elected to ATCA Board of Directors

Arlington, Va., 10/05/2009 --


"We look forward to the outstanding aviation industry knowledge, policy and legislative expertise Rachel will bring to the board," said ATCA President Peter F. Dumont.

Jackson, who joined Lockheed Martin in 1995, has chaired ATCA's Public Relations Committee and serves on the organization's Awards Committee. Her guidance and counsel affects all Lockheed Martin air traffic management programs and contracts that support the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's major modernization efforts. These include terminal, en route and oceanic automation programs; enhanced airspace security programs; satellite navigation programs; and the Automated Flight Service Station program managed by Lockheed Martin Flight Services.

Jackson chairs the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) Unmanned Airspace Systems (UAS) Subcommittee, under the Civil Aviation Council. She has been active in industry efforts to support the safe integration of unmanned aircraft into the National Airspace System (NAS) and works closely with industry leaders on issues helping to shape and implement the nation's emerging Next Generation (NextGen) Air Transportation System.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.