DULLES, Va., March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has selected Air Traffic Controller Doug Peterson as the fourth Raytheon Air Traffic Controller of the Year. The award recognizes controllers for outstanding efforts to improve quality, safety or efficiency of air traffic control.
Peterson, who works at the FAA's Dallas/Fort Worth terminal radar approach control facility, played an active role to modernize the technology and systems that give controllers the complete airspace picture.
"Air travel is one of the safest and fastest methods of transportation because of the technology and people like Doug Peterson," said Robert Delorge, vice president of Transportation and Support Services at Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services business. "His efforts to bring a quality, safe product to the controller workforce sets him apart and has made a difference in achieving successful National Airspace System modernization."
Peterson also served as the FAA's Terminal Automation Modernization & Replacement lead for the last four years. Raytheon is the prime contractor for the TAMR program, which upgrades multiple air traffic control technologies to the Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System, a single, state-of-the-art platform. Peterson helped roll out STARS to nine of the 11 busiest air traffic control facilities in the world, including his own at Dallas/Fort Worth.
Raytheon will make a donation in honor of Peterson to the NATCA Charitable Foundation.
Raytheon has more than 60 years of experience in global air traffic management technology, products and services for civil and military customers around the world. Raytheon's air traffic management systems operate in more than 60 countries and monitor more than 60 percent of the world's airspace.
Raytheon Company, with 2015 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 94 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. Visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
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