Northrop Grumman’s UK-based air traffic communication systems subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems has been established since 1966 and this summer celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Since its early beginnings in a small workshop above a grocery shop in Stamford, it has grown into a globally recognised brand designing, developing and manufacturing safety critical Air Traffic Control (ATC) Communication Systems for airport customers around the world. Its state-of-the-art headquarters, based in Market Deeping, deliver ATC equipment to more than 80 countries every year.
Back in 1966, Fred Parker, a radio amateur, started to build the first radios above his Stamford grocery shop. The first radios launched were; Sky Bandit transistor radio, a 50X valve transmitter and Lafayette HA55 receiver. The first contract followed soon afterwards, for the installation of radio units at Teeside Airport. By the end of the 1960s, a team of six were employed and Fred Parker’s own aircraft, the Auster, was used to travel to installation sites across the UK. Among these employees was Chris Tarrant, the longest serving employee who recently retired after 48 years’ service.
LONDON, Oct. 13, 2016 — Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) U.K.-based subsidiary, Park Air Systems, will supply air traffic control (ATC) communication systems equipment in a nationwide upgrade across South Africa.
The contract will utilise the Park Air T6 Radio, with more than 550 VHF units deployed to 50 sites. Other system elements will include Park Air’s remote control and monitoring system (RCMS), multi-access remote control (MARC) server, integrated cabinets, cavity filters and controllers.
The installation sites will include South Africa’s major airports, O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and Cape Town International Airport. Combined, more than 27 million passengers fly through these two airports each year.
LONDON – March 8, 2016 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced that its U.K.-based subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, is expanding the capability of the air traffic control (ATC) communication systems at Dubai International (DXB), the world’s busiest international airport, and Dubai World Central (DWC) airport, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
LONDON – March 4, 2016 – Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE: NOC) 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.
LONDON, UK – May 12, 2015 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a £28.8m contract by the United Kingdom Home Office to provide service and systems operations and maintenance to the Forensic and Biometric Interim Capability, otherwise known as FABrIC.