SAIC wins $653M FAA training contract

Work expands on incumbent contract

Science Applications International Corp. has captured a $653 million contract to support training at the Federal Aviation Administration.

The company will provide training and training-related support services under the Controller Training Solutions contract. SAIC has been providing the services since 2014 when it won the Controller Training Contract.

The new contract has a one-year base and six one-year options. SAIC will provide classroom, simulation, and specialized training services to help the FAA develop the next generation air traffic controller workforce as well as support the needs of the current staff.

Most of the work will be done out of the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City and on-site at more than 300 FAA controller facilities nationwide.

The company also will help the FAA developing new training courses as needed using the SAIC Integrated Training Edge platform.

“Modernizing training curriculum and techniques can improve the experience of developmental controllers and ensure that they continue to be well-prepared to meet the challenges of managing tens of millions of flights each year,” said Jeff Raver, SAIC vice president of Training and Mission Solutions. “Leveraging computer-based training, blended learning solutions, and gamification for training are just a few strategies we plan to bring to FAA.”

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