ARINC Kicks Off Data Services Work for Harris FAA NextGen Project; John Belcher Comments

AirTrafficControlNASAARINC has started to work on its portion of a project for the Federal Aviation Administration‘s NextGen air traffic control initiative under a seven-year, $150 million task order awarded last month to prime contractor Harris Corp.

ARINC will work to help the agency connect to communications service provider networks and help engineer, test integration and implement the Data Communications Integrated Services platform into the FAA’s enterprise data communications system, ARINC said Tuesday.

John Belcher, ARINC chairman and CEO, said the company will aim to help the aviation industry save fuel, reduce flight times and increase air traffic capacity through NextGen.

Belcher added this work continues the company’s nearly five-decade relationship with the FAA.

The FAA awarded the DCIS project as part of the potential 17-year DCNS contract, which Harris won in September 2012 and ARINC is also serving as a subcontractor for.

Under NextGen, the Harris-led team will install digital data technology that will work to help controllers and flight crews communicate with one another in real time.

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