FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

Harris wins $238M contract to design weather info dissemination system

Harris has won a $238 million contract to help the Federal Aviation Administration to design a system to distribute weather information.

The real-time, comprehensive weather pictures system will disseminate information to all aviation users across the National Airspace System, minimizing flight delays and cancellations by providing additional weather data with increased accuracy.

As many as 70 percent of flight delays are caused by weather, said Carl D’Alessandro, vice president and general manager of Civil Programs at Harris Government Communications Systems. The system will work to reduce that number, the company said.

Harris’ CSS-Wx system will be scalable and will use advanced geospatial and temporal-based filtering methods to process the meteorological data.

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Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at mhoover@washingtontechnology.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.

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