Northrop Grumman Receives Two Supplier Excellence Awards From Canada's Civil Air Navigation Services Provider

Dépèche transmise le 8 décembre 2009 par PRNewswire

LONDON, December 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that its air traffic management systems subsidiary, Park Air Systems, has received two prestigious key supplier performance awards from Nav Canada in recognition of its outstanding support to Nav Canada's operations and air traffic management systems from both Norway and U.K. operations during 2009. This is the seventh consecutive year that the company has received a Supplier Excellence Award from Nav Canada.

The awards are part of Nav Canada's Supplier Recognition Programme aimed at acknowledging a supplier's outstanding support. Around 2,000 eligible supplier companies were assessed this year from which six were selected for a Supplier Excellence Award.

Nav Canada, the country's civil air navigation services provider, commented in their supplier performance report, "Park Air Systems is a pleasure to work with, very knowledgeable and has a top quality product. Park Air Systems has an excellent instrument landing system (ILS) product, an excellent customer service approach and an excellent track record in past ILS contracts with Nav Canada."

The two Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems operations achieved the highest ratings across each of the six key areas assessed by Nav Canada in its Supplier Performance Management Programme, recording a 30% improvement over the previous year's performance. The programme benchmarks a supplier's performance with the aim of improving the way suppliers and customers work together in partnership. The rating elements assessed were: responsiveness, quality improvement, ease of use, predictability/reliability, technology and capability.

"Our objective has been to ensure that our air traffic management capabilities are aligned with our customers' strategic needs," said Eldar Hauge, managing director of Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems in Norway. "This latest assessment confirms the continuing strength of our relationship with Nav Canada, which has developed over the years. We are proud of the close partnership that we have with Nav Canada and look forward to extending the scope of our strategic relationship to continue to help deliver outstanding results."

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has been a key supplier of air traffic management and communication systems to Nav Canada for the past 10 years. During that period the company has supplied and installed airport surface detection equipment (ASDE) at nine of the country's busiest airports and 42 ILS systems at airports across Canada as part of the ILS replacement programme. A further 49 ILS systems are being supplied under a contract awarded in 2008, for delivery by 2014.

In 2008 Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems was also awarded a contract for the supply of VHF radios as part of Nav Canada's programme for replacing all ground-to-air radio equipment throughout 320 sites across Canada.

Northrop Grumman has extensive air traffic management systems in operation in international markets around the world. Its 50-year legacy in air traffic management systems ranges from individual airport installations to countrywide, multiple-site turnkey integrated system solutions. The company's state-of-the-art air traffic management systems are in use in numerous countries including Norway, France, Switzerland, Egypt, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Oman, Israel, Canada, India, Poland, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Latvia, UAE, USA and the UK, in both civil and military applications.

Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, based in Peterborough, UK, and in Oslo and Horten, Norway, supplies communication, navigation and surveillance systems for air-space operations worldwide.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

CONTACT: Ken Beedle of Northrop Grumman Corporation, +44-(0)-207-747-1910,or +44-(0)-7787-174092,


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