Serco Awarded $170m Air Traffic Control contract with the Federal Aviation Administration
Date : 01 February 2010
Serco has been awarded a contract to support the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower (FCT) Program. Under this contract, Serco will provide air traffic control services at 64 sites in the United States and Pacific region. The contract is valued at approximately $170m over 5 years.
Since 1994, Serco has managed approximately 55 towers. Through this contract win, Serco will now be responsible for a total of 64 sites spread across the western United States and Alaska, including new locations in Hawaii, Guam and Saipan. The company will provide air traffic control services in the tower to support the safety of incoming/outgoing aircraft, improve the efficiency of air traffic and provide information and support to the pilots.
"We employ over 300 air traffic controllers providing safe and efficient air traffic control services at over 60 airports. This win extends our long-term relationship with the FAA as an integral contributor to the National Airspace System," said Steve Christmas, Vice President of Aviation at Serco.
As part of Serco Group, one of the largest contracted providers of Air Navigation Services worldwide, the company is responsible for more than 960,000 miles of airspace and handles more than six million aircraft movements a year. Serco employs more than 700 air traffic control specialists at over 75 airports - located in the U.S., U.K. and Middle East - who help maintain flight safety. In the US, the company has also been honored with the prestigious Willie F. Card Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Award 5 out of the past 7 years at towers in Lewiston, ID (2003), Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, AZ (2004), Jackson Hole, WY (2005), Goodyear, AZ (2008), and San Luis Obispo, CA (2009).
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Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services focused on the federal government. We advise, design, integrate and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services, and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Serco Inc. has approximately 11,500 employees, annual revenues of $1.4 billion, and is ranked as the 28th largest Federal Prime IT Contractor by Washington Technology. Serco Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Serco Group plc, a $6 billion international business that has helped transform government and public services around the world.
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