Integic to modernize FAA medical certification

Software applications firm Integic Corp. won a three-year, $12 million contract to modernize the airman certification program of the Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute.

The institute processes medical certifications for more than 650,000 commercial and private pilots who fly in U.S. airspace each year, and 40,000 air traffic controllers.

Under a previous contract, Integic developed the institute's document imaging workflow system, an automated and secure system for submitting, managing and processing the medical certification applications.

The system allows remotely based aviation medical examiners to electronically submit forms that certify medical fitness, so FAA can manage and approve pilot certifications and clearances.

The system contains millions of hard copy documents dating back to 1960 in a central repository of digital documents and data, Integic said.

Under the new contract, Integic will provide additional system integration and enhancements as well as several supporting modules it has developed, including a covered position decision support subsystem, aviation medical examiner information subsystem and a clinic and health awareness program subsystem.

Before the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute automated the processing system, it kept paper certifications on file in Oklahoma City.

"The system makes all of it essentially a paperless system, and lets FAA keep all paper in a data warehouse," said Paul Taltavull, Integic's vice president and practice area leader for civilian, state and local markets. "Whenever a pilot has an accident, the [National] Transportation Safety Board can have access to the system instead of going to a warehouse in Oklahoma."

Chantilly, Va.-based Integic develops software and services to connect legacy computer systems to the Internet and other networks. The privately owned company employs around 600 workers and had 2003 revenue of $164 million, according to Hoover's Online.

The company will announce the contract win Monday.


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