SAIC to provide training under $727M FAA contract

SAIC has won a $727 million contract with the Federal Aviation Administration to provide all training and training program support services.

The FAA is planning on hiring as many as 6,000 new air traffic controllers to combat a retiring workforce, SAIC said in a release.

Under the contract, the company would provide support services to the FAA Academy and Air Traffic Control Facilities to help FAA fulfill controller training requirements.

Services include program management support; classroom training; simulation and laboratory training; monitoring of student progress; training development, maintenance and revision; air traffic training program support; administrative support; and innovation support, SAIC said.

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Reader Comments

Sun, May 17, 2015

Raytheon was awarded $970 million and could not retain qualified instructors or get part time instructors to stay. With a $250 million cut in the contract where will they make up the short fall to get qualified instructors? Already the FAA is using radar only operators, ex military with no FAA air traffic experience in lieu of certified FAA air traffic controllers who have experience in their fields of expertise to operate radar during performance evaluations and with the intent to have these unqualified persons to instruct and train future air traffic controllers. This is a safety issue that must be addressed.

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