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.