Avineon nabs Navy virtual flight path work

Avineon Inc. won a five-year contract worth more than $8 million from the Navy to provide technical and analytical support for the design and evaluation of a system that creates virtual flight paths for pilots.

The Terminal Instrument Procedures system also helps procedure design specialists ensure that aircraft remain safely clear of obstacles and obstructions.

Under the contract, Avineon of Alexandria, Va., will develop, review and analyze flight procedures using Terminal Instrument Procedures criteria to meet Navy, Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration standards.

The company will combine new FAA tools on the commercial side with strategic war-fighting efforts to integrate U.S. air assets worldwide. This will give the military and the FAA an automated means for better communication and on flight procedures and flexibility for both commercial and defense air control.

The contract was awarded by the Navy's Naval Flight Information Group. Avineon has worked with the group since 1996 to automate workflows associated with the application development and implementation of the agency's Navy Terminal Instrument Procedures applications software.

The privately owned IT company has 450 employees and had annual revenue of nearly $18.8 million in fiscal 2005.

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