For Immediate Release

March 11, 1999
Contact: Arlene Salac, Jim Peters
Phone: (718) 553-3015

New York – The New York Enroute Air Traffic Control Center (New York Center) in Ronkonkoma, New York, is the first of 20 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) centers to deploy the Host and Oceanic Computer System Replacement.

HOCSR was delivered to New York Center on July 17, 1998. It went to Initial Operational Capability (IOC) on January 24 and Operational Readiness Demonstration (ORD) on February 24.

HOCSR replaces the current HOST, Oceanic Display and Planning System, and Offshore Flight Data Processing System. As such, it’s the foundation of the enroute air traffic control environment, which receives, processes, coordinates, distributes and tracks information on these aircraft movements through domestic and oceanic airspace.

The Host system was removed from service on March 6 and 7. The cost of the national HOCSR program is $425 million. Lockheed Martin is the prime contractor.