Exelis Developing Airport Approach Steps For FAA NextGen; Michael Huerta Comments

ITT Exelis will develop, design, implement and maintain approach procedures at five airports for the Federal Aviation Administration.

The FAA said it selected Exelis as a prime contractor through a competitive process on the System Engineering 2020 contract, part of the agency’s NextGen air traffic control program.

The McLean, Va.-based technology contractor will work with subcontractor Naverus, a General Electric unit, to create and implement 10 Required Navigation Performance approach procedures.

Approach procedures will serve as high-speed off-ramps for planes in the sky, Acting FAA Administrator Michael Huerta said in the announcement.

Airports receiving the procedures will include:

  • Ted Stevens International in Anchorage, Alaska
  • James M. Cox International in Dayton, Ohio
  • Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport in Kansas City, Mo.
  • General Mitchell International in Milwaukee
  • Hancock International in Syracuse, N.Y.

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