Lockheed Martin Australia to Display New Capabilities at Canberra Airport Open Day
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CANBERRA, Australia, 3 April, 2014 – Lockheed Martin Australia will showcase three major capabilities at this year’s Canberra Airport Open Day – a full scale mock-up of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter; the Skyline Enterprise™ air traffic management solution; and concepts for future pilot training solutions for national defence forces.
The Sunday, 6 April 2014, Canberra Airport Open Day is an opportunity for the local community to interact with the regional aviation industry and its employers. Visitors will be able to view various commercial, vintage and military aircraft on static display. Lockheed Martin Australia will be the first local prime Defence contractor to participate at this event, which is expected to attract 15,000 visitors this year.
Fresh from March’s Centenary of Military Aviation Air Show at Point Cook, Victoria, the F-35 Lightning II full scale mock-up will make its debut in the nation’s capital on flight line position #13 at the airport open day. The F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant of the aircraft has been selected by the Australian Government to constitute the front line of the Royal Australian Air Force’s post-2020 air combat capability.
Skyline Enterprise™, Lockheed Martin’s advanced air traffic management solution, is being proposed by Lockheed Martin to satisfy the joint Airservices Australia/Australian Department of Defence oneSKY AUSTRALIA requirement. The Skyline Enterprise™ solution is designed to enhance Australia’s air transportation network by delivering more on-time departures and arrivals, therefore improving the air travel experience of all Australians.
Lockheed Martin is extending its existing strong partnership with Pilatus Aircraft and Hawker Pacific by forming ‘Team 21’ to respond to the Australian Government’s requirement for a new pilot training system. The training solution being offered is derived from a proven pilot training system the team has operated since 2006 for the Republic of Singapore Basic Wings Course (BWC), at RAAF Base Pearce in Western Australia.
Lockheed Martin Australia, headquartered in Canberra, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of US-based Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company. LM Australia specialises in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company employs more than 900 people in Australia and New Zealand working on a wide range of major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.