TASC takes off on $828M FAA NextGen award

TASC Inc. will help the Federal Aviation Administration transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) under a 10-year contract worth as much as $827.8 million.

The National Airspace System support services award will enable FAA to make a smooth and successful transition to the satellite-based network that will replace the radar-based air traffic control system, according to a company statement released today.

The scope of the contract covers advanced systems engineering, investment and business case analysis, planning and forecasting, as well as business, financial and information management support services related to the development and transformation of the national air transportation system.

To meet the program objectives, TASC has assembled an expert team of partners that includes Aurora Flight Sciences, Guident, ICF International Inc. and Serco.

NextGen, which is slated for completion in 2025, will result in fewer scheduling and weather delays and other air traffic snarls, reduced fuel consumption, lower carbon emissions, and greater safety and security, TASC officials said.

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David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

Reader Comments

Mon, Oct 25, 2010 Michigan

Here is a contract awarded in 2010 for 10 years. The FAA says it will be ready to use by 2013. Aircraft are mandated to be operational ready by January 2020 and the implementation plan will completed by 2025 according this article. These dates show that the FAA still doesn't have a good plan. This will be another FAA failure.

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