Northrop Grumman Celebrates Park Air’s 50th Anniversary and Growth of the Sapphire Product Portfolio at World ATM Congress 2016

- London, U.K,

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s U.K.-based air traffic control communication systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, will celebrate its 50th anniversary at this year’s World ATM Congress in Spain.  Founded in Stamford, U.K. in 1966, the company has remained at the forefront of air traffic control communications throughout its history.

The World ATM Congress exhibition and conference takes place in Madrid from March 8-10. Dennis McCallam, Northrop Grumman Fellow, will present “Operating Safely in a Cyber Dense Environment – the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”, at 12:30 p.m. on March 8 in the Aireon Spotlight Stage, The presentation will focus on the potential impact of cyber on the operation of the next-generation air traffic management systems. 

The Northrop Grumman exhibit, at Stand 431 in Hall 9, will include demonstrations of the Park Air Sapphire portfolio and highlight the continued growth of this capability with the launch of new service offerings - the Park Air Portal and the Park Air Academy.

The Park Air Portal is a web-based hub available to all Sapphire customers.  Customers can log in securely to their own area and track their orders in real-time. Post-delivery, the Portal will deliver a comprehensive asset management capability and further facilitate ownership by delivering product and service updates, alerts on warranty expiry dates and other useful data. The Portal will provide a comprehensive communication channel to Park Air’s service staff and an automated repair tracking service.

Customers from countries around the world will be able to visit the Park Air Academy, which opened in January 2016, to receive training on advanced ATC communication systems principles and products using blended learning training courses and state-of-the-art technology.

“Delivering a first-class customer experience has always been central to our way of doing business,” said Danny Milligan, managing director, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems. “The introduction of the Park Air Portal and the opening of the Park Air Academy underlines our commitment not only to delivering best in class products but also to matching it with class leading service capability.”

Also included in the exhibit will be the full Sapphire portfolio including the latest Park Air T6 Radios and the MARC Server, a highly configurable Internet browser-based control and monitoring system for all the portfolio assets.

For those unable to attend the show who would like further information about Park Air Sapphire, a free app is available for download from App store and Google Play. 

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