Va., Nov. 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/
-- Leidos (NYSE:LDOS), a FORTUNE® 500 science and
technology leader, today announced the first Terminal Flight Data
Manager (TFDM) system operational at Cleveland Hopkins
International Airport (CLE). The system, developed for the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA), will reduce runway departure queues
and allow for streamlined operations in the airport's air traffic
"With an increase in air traffic nationwide, it's crucial for
airports to leverage the most innovative systems and technology to
keep airport traffic consistently flowing," said Fran Hill, senior vice president of Leidos'
Transportation Solutions. "The benefits of TFDM are far-reaching.
Not only will it improve the passenger experience by reducing
delays, but it will also lower greenhouse gas emissions through
reduced airplane taxi times."
TFDM is a tower-based Next Generation Air Transportation System
(NextGen) technology that improves surface management and
efficiency. The system shares electronic data among controllers,
air traffic managers, aircraft operators and airports to stage
arrivals and departures while managing surface traffic flow.
Leidos is the prime contractor and lead integrator developing
and implementing TFDM. Leidos teams perform program management,
systems engineering, design and development, system integration and
testing, adaptation, hardware production and site implementation.
With its deployment, Leidos will continue to provide maintenance
support services to maintain the system's functionality.
A second deployment build is planned for Charlotte Douglas
International Airport (CLT) in 2024. Build 2.0 will provide
additional tools and expand data sharing to flight operators and
other stakeholders. TFDM implementation will continue to additional
airports across the U.S. over the next several years.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science
solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest
challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets.
The company's 44,000 employees support vital missions for
government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual
revenues of approximately $13.7
billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information,
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regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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December 31, 2021, and other such
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