CSC announced this week that it has successfully implemented a series of upgrades to the FAA’s Traffic Flow Management System in the first half of 2011, including two separate software releases improving the performance and functionality of TFMS and a successful transition of the TFMS equipment to a new command center.
The upgrades are part of a larger FAA effort to modernize traffic flow management in preparation for deployment of the FAA's NextGen ATC initiatives. The two software releases were completed in January and June of this year and provide new enhancements for traffic management coordinators to model the impacts of traffic on the national airspace system. CSC successfully transitioned the TFMS remote site from the Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Herndon, Va, to the new command center in Vint Hill, Va., this past April.
“With these upgrades, the FAA can better predict traffic flow demand, identify constraints, mitigate delays and maintain common situational awareness,” said Mike Gaffney, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Civil Group. “CSC is proud to support FAA efforts to streamline aircraft flow management while reducing flight delays and decreasing costs for the flying public and the airlines.”