Northrop Grumman's Electronic Flight Strip System Goes Into Operation at Jersey Airport

By Northrop Grumman Corporation, PRNE
Sunday, March 20, 2011

LONDON, March 21, 2011 - Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Europe-based air traffic
management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, has delivered radar
data processing displays and Electronic Flight Strip (EFS) capabilities for
the new air traffic control centre at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands. In
December 2010, Jersey Airport's new control tower and approach centre became
fully operational.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems provided the EFS system under a
subcontract to the UK's National Air Traffic Services (NATS). The EFS system
automates the production, distribution and administrative management of
flight plan information and other air traffic control data and replaces the
paper strip systems previously used by air traffic controllers.

"Our integrated air traffic management system will help controllers meet
the demands for increased airspace capacity at Jersey airport," said Eldar
, managing director for Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems Norway. "We
are proud of our strong partnership with NATS and delighted that our products
were selected for the tower fit-out at Jersey Airport and that they are now
in operation."

The EFS also provides data integrity checking, eases the working
environment of air traffic controllers and paves the way for the application
of advanced features such as Controller Pilot Data Link Communications. The
system installed at Jersey exchanges data via standard links with both the
enroute centres at Swanwick in the UK and Brest in France, as well as a data
link to Guernsey.

"The project faced considerable challenges in delivering EFS for tower,
approach and zone facilities in conjunction with moving the Jersey air
traffic control centre to a new facility," said Derek Brien, NATS Manager
Special Projects for Jersey Airport. "The success of the project is testament
to the dedication of the entire project team, specifically both customer and
supplier in identifying requirements and solutions throughout the project

With a 50-year legacy in air traffic management systems ranging from
individual airport installations to countrywide, multiple-site turnkey
integrated system solutions, Northrop Grumman's state-of-the-art air traffic
management systems are operationally controlling air traffic in numerous
countries around the world including recent major programmes in: Norway,
Brazil, Qatar, Oman, Canada, India, Poland, UAE, U.S. and the U.K., in both
civil and military applications.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Oslo and Horten, Norway, and
in Peterborough, U.K., supplies air traffic management systems for air-space
operations worldwide.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose
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Ken Beedle of Northrop Grumman Corporation, +44-0207-747-1910, +44-07787-174092, Ken.beedle at

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