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Lockheed Martin Flight Service changes name

All flight services remain the same

Effective Aug. 15, Lockheed Martin Flight Service will be renamed Leidos Flight Service, but the services that the company provides to pilots will remain the same. The name change reflects Leidos shareholders’ approval to complete a previously announced agreement with Lockheed Martin, which separated and combined its Information Systems & Global Solutions business segment with Leidos Holdings, Inc.
Lockheed Martin Flight Service will be renamed Leidos Flight Service but the pilot services the company provides will remain the same. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Rune Duke, AOPA director of airspace and traffic, emphasized that the telephone number pilots call to receive weather, flight planning, and other services will not change, nor will other flight services that pilots utilize.

“There are no changes for pilots, all services will stay the same,” Duke emphasized. “We are in close contact with Leidos and the FAA and want to assure our members that there are agreements in place to allow continued use of Lockheed Martin platforms and systems behind the scenes to ensure a smooth transition.”

Data on file with Lockheed including telephone numbers, user passwords, profiles, and other information pilots exchange with Lockheed, CSRA, and DUATS will not be affected.

Duke said the full transition could take up to a year and its overall effect to aviators will be minimal. During the transition, flight service personnel will begin answering the phones as Leidos Flight Service and the web portal’s branding will change.

Leidos specializes in providing solutions for national security, health, and infrastructure environments and had signed the agreement with Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions in January. The company is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, and reported 2015 annual revenues of approximately $5.09 billion, according to a PR Newswire article.

David Tulis

David Tulis

Content Producer
AOPA Media Content Producer David Tulis joined AOPA in 2015 and is a private pilot with single-engine land and sea ratings and a tailwheel endorsement. He is also a certificated remote pilot and co-host of the award-wining AOPA Hangar Talk podcast. David enjoys vintage aircraft ad photography.
Topics: Pilot Weather Briefing Services, Flight Planning

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