Boeing Phantom Works and Lockheed Martin, which last week formed an air traffic management strategic alliance, are jointly bidding on a $24 million project to implement the US Federal Aviation Administration's System Wide Information Management (Swim) project, part of the regulator's effort to transition the national airspace system to network-centric operations.

Lockheed Martin Transportation and Security Solutions president Judy Marks says that while the companies are individually participating in capacity-boosting trials, such as conflict avoidance systems, Swim will be the first "link" between the two on an air traffic management project. Swim is a "cornerstone" of the next-generation air transport system, with automatic dependent surveillance - broadcast.

Source: Flight International