TELEDYNE SELECTED AS DELTA AIRLINES'
AVIONICS SUPPLIER FOR FAA TRIAL
LOS ANGELES - June 13, 2002 - Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) announced today that its Teledyne Controls business unit has been selected by Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) as its avionics supplier for the FAA's Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) Build 1 Trial. Delta has committed four Boeing 767-400 aircraft for participation in this trial. The planes will be equipped with the Teledyne ARINC 758 Communications Management Unit (CMU) and 750 VHF Data Radio (VDR) package. The Teledyne/Delta team is scheduled to operate its initial CPDLC equipped aircraft in the first quarter of 2003.
"Teledyne's participation in the Build 1 Trial positions the company at the forefront of data link technology in preparation for CPDLC national deployment," said Robert Mehrabian, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated. "CPDLC is designed to reduce the volume of routine voice communications between pilots and controllers, thereby increasing the capacity of the air traffic control system. CPDLC is key to the aviation industry's plans for easing traffic congestion, allowing traffic growth, and enhancing safety."
The FAA CPDLC Build 1 Trial, also known as the "Miami Trials," is the initial implementation of CPDLC in the United States and is taking place in the Miami Air Route Traffic Control Center enroute airspace. The goals of the Build 1 Trial are to validate the CPDLC concept and to provide an end-to-end operational environment to test, qualify, and certify the avionics and ground systems in anticipation of the FAA's Build 1A program, which will support phased national CPDLC deployment.
Teledyne Technologies is a leading provider of sophisticated electronic components, instruments and communication products, systems engineering solutions, aerospace engines and components and on-site gas and power generation systems. Teledyne Technologies has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico. For more information, visit Teledyne Technologies' website at www.teledyne.com.