Lockheed Martin to Deliver Flight Route Development Technology to Bahrain Airport
KARLSRUHE, Germany, Aug. 6, 2014 – Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has secured a deal with Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) for the implementation of its route analysis tool at Bahrain International Airport.
The technology, BEONTRA B Route Development, will allow BAC to calculate, analyse and present high-quality route cases to airlines, while being able to re-calculate and amend on-demand.
The project is the first in the Middle East for the BEONTRA B Route Development product and follows Lockheed Martin’s acquisition of BEONTRA in March this year. The technology is just one component of Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive suite of aviation technology solutions, which includes products for air traffic management (such as SkyLine) and tools for airport operations management (such as the Chroma Airport Suite).
“It is a special honour for Lockheed Martin to welcome Bahrain International Airport as the first airport in the Middle East using B Route Development,” said Christian Roth, CEO of BEONTRA, a Lockheed Martin Company. “We are excited to support BAC in further developing Bahrain’s route network and assisting them in the transformation of their passenger experience”
B Route Development allows airports to develop and build route cases using data from Sabre MIDT, OAG schedule data as well as airport survey and statistical information. Through an intuitive, step-driven process, route cases are delivered in an interactive, graphical format that can be used for improved analysis and collaboration.
Mohamed Yousif AlBinfalah, CEO Bahrain Airport Company commented: “We look forward to a very successful partnership with Lockheed Martin as we are embarking on a pioneering and ambitious journey to modernize Bahrain International Airport and ourselves as the airport operator.”
“I believe that it is through strategic partnerships such as the one we are about to start and the industry knowledge that it brings to explore the possibilities for BAC, we can succeed in fulfilling our vision of being a friendly and efficient airport. I am also confident of the support that Lockheed Martin will provide.”
Bahrain International Airport served over 7.3 million passengers in 2013, having started out with only 24 passengers on its first scheduled flight in 1934. As the primary hub for Gulf Air, Bahrain International Airport also is a major airport for transit traffic from Europe to the Middle East as well as Asia.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 113,000 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 2013 were $45.4 billion.