US training gap puts NextGen in peril: OIG

January 31, 2012 0

The rollout of the US NextGen modernisation effort will put the already stretched training resources of the FAA under even greater pressure, according to the US Transportation Department office of inspector general. In a report […]


US House approves FAA extension

January 25, 2012 0

The House of Representatives has unanimously approved an extension of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programmes, clearing the way for negotiators to complete work on a final long-term FAA reauthorisation. “With this extension in place, Congress […]


LightSquared cannot coexist with GPS: official report

January 16, 2012 0

Nine federal agencies examining the potential interference to GPS receivers from LightSquared´s network insist the system can not coexist with GPS operations. “Based on testing and analysis, there appear to be no practical solutions or […]


FAA data contract attracts three bidders

January 11, 2012 0

Defense contractors ITT Exelis, Harris Corp and Lockheed Martin Corp are vying for a contract expected to be awarded in June to build a data communications system for the Federal Aviation Administration´s NextGen programme, according […]


ITT Exelis announces bid for FAA’s NextGen DataComms

January 9, 2012 0

ITT Exelis has announced its pursuit team for the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) contract. DCIS is the second major step in building NextGen, the FAA’s comprehensive, long-term plan to […]


Booz Allen/Volpe to advance NextGen environmental system

December 8, 2011 0

Booz Allen Hamilton announced it has been awarded a competitive $9.7 million task order to support the U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) in the […]


FAA on hunt for space-based ADS-B services

December 2, 2011 0

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking potential suppliers of a space-based automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) service for remote mountainous areas in the US and oceanic regions. The system would augment the FAA´s domestic […]