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FAA Releases Cybersecurity Operations Support RFI

Cybersecurity support

The Federal Aviation Administration is seeking information on industry capabilities to help inform its strategy for the procurement of cybersecurity operations support services. FAA plans to compete a five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for such services in support of its security operations center that helps monitor information security incidents and protect the information technology infrastructure of the FAA and the Department of Transportation.

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FAA Certifies General Atomics-Made Extended Range Drone for Testing in US Airspace

Avenger ER General Atomics

General Atomics' aeronautical systems business has received the Federal Aviation Administration's approval to test a second Avenger Extended Range unmanned aircraft system in U.S. national airspace. The company said Wednesday it will use the FAA-granted experimental certificate to expand Avenger ER's testing activities for internal research and development, as well as contracted efforts.

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NASA Taps Astra Space to Launch CubeSats for Storm Processes Research

Astra Space

Astra Space has secured a $7.9 million contract to help NASA launch six CubeSat small satellites designed to help meteorologists study storms. The company's Rocket 3 launch vehicle will carry the smallsats to space as part of the space agency's Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation Structure and Storm Intensity with a Constellation of SmallSats or TROPICS mission, NASA said Saturday.

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CAE Receives CBP Contract for Aircraft Pilot Training Services

CAE

CAE's U.S. subsidiary has received a prime contract to train aircraft pilots of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the company's Dothan Training Center and other business aviation facilities. CAE USA will provide training on fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft in classroom, simulated and actual flight environments to help pilots meet requirements imposed by CBP and the Federal Aviation Administration, CAE said Tuesday.

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Leidos Wins $64M FAA Contract to Modernize Safety System; Fran Hill Quoted

Fran Hill SVP Leidos

Leidos has been awarded a four-year, $64 million single award contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to modernize safety analysis tools and capabilities by developing the Operational Analysis and Reporting System (OARS). The company's prime contract includes two two-year options. "Leidos is proud to work with the FAA to modernize their safety systems," said Fran Hill, senior vice president of Leidos Transportation Solutions.

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AAR Implements FAA Standard-Compliant Safety Management System

AAR

AAR has been certified under a Federal Aviation Administration program that seeks to ensure compliance of maintenance, repair and overhaul service providers and other organizations with safety management system requirements. The move to implement an SMS Voluntary Program-compliant system at AAR facilities is aimed at spotting and addressing safety issues and trends early for better customer service, the company said Friday.

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Army Seeks Info on JTAARS Supply Drone Concepts

JTAARS Supply Drone

The U.S. Army has asked industry for information on supply drone concepts as part of the Joint Tactical Autonomous Aerial Resupply System program. A notice published Thursday on the beta SAM website says the service is seeking a first unit equipped supply drone that could demonstrate operational capability at technology readiness level 6, could be ready for use by 2026 and could comply with regulations of the Federal Aviation Administration and the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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