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AECOM Partners with FAA to Support National Airspace System Operations; Lara Poloni, Karl Jensen Quoted

Lara Poloni President AECOM

AECOM has partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support critical national airspace system operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported on Monday. To date, AECOM has completed 63 tasks in 23 states. AECOM’s team of environmental and disaster response experts, supported by the company’s disinfection partners, began helping the FAA maintain continuity of airspace operations after the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S.

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Collins Aerospace to Enter Final Phase of UAS Airspace Data Link Waveform Dev’t Project; Heather Robertson Quoted

NASA and United Technologies Corp.'s Collins Aerospace business are gearing up for the final phase of a joint project to build a data link technology designed to support unmanned aircraft system management operations in national airspace. Collins Aerospace said Thursday it has helped finance command non-payload control waveform development efforts and developed radio prototypes that could operate with CNPC during flight tests as part of a nine-year project.

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GDIT Lands $99M FAA Contract to Design Data Analysis System for NAS Operations

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 22, 2019 — A General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) business unit will work with the Federal Aviation Administration under a potential $99M contract to design, install and maintain a platform aimed to help assess National Airspace System operations, GovCon Wire reported Wednesday. The company said Tuesday General Dynamics Information …

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FAA to Recompete $500M Airspace Mgmt System Modernization Contract

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced that it will recompete a 10-year, $500M contract that seeks to update the agency’s Time Based Flow Management aviation platform, Bloomberg Government reported Thursday. The contract covers modernization services for the TBFM system designed to utilize flight, global positioning system, radar and weather data …

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Insitu, University of Alaska Fairbanks Obtain FAA Approval for Autonomous BVLOS Test Flights

Boeing‘s Insitu subsidiary and the University of Alaska Fairbanks have received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct unmanned beyond-visual-line-of-sight and nighttime test flights. The effort will help authorize autonomous drone flights in the National Airspace System, at or below an altitude of 400 feet, Insitu said Wednesday. Esina …

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NASA Wants Input on Service-Based Air Traffic Mgmt Plan

NASA wants input from the aviation industry and related sectors on the agency’s plan to formulate a service-based air traffic management system meant to support autonomous and collaborative flight operations. A FedBizOpps notice posted Wednesday says NASA looks to levearage fast-time and human-in-the-loop simulations that will focus on the National Airspace System’s northeast region as …

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Bell, NASA Enter Into UAS Flight Demo Cooperative Agreement

Textron’s Bell subsidiary has signed a cooperative agreement with NASA to design, build and integrate an unmanned aircraft system for the agency’s planned 2020 flight demonstration effort in national airspace. Bell will lead a team composed of Textron Systems, Xwing and the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere …

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Report: FAA Aims to Transition Enterprise IT Network to FISMA ‘High’ Category

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced plans to recategorize from “moderate” to “high” level its enterprise information technology network under the Federal Information Security Management Act, FCW reported Monday. The move to update the FISMA categorization of the FAA Enterprise Network Services program is part of the agency’s efforts to modernize …

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General Atomics’ Chris Pehrson to Speak at TTC UAS Symposium

Chris Pehrson, vice president for Defense Department strategic development at General Atomics’ aeronautical systems business, will serve as a guest speaker at Technology Training Corp.-hosted Unmanned Aircraft Systems East for Defense and Government symposium that will kick off Saturday, Nov. 7, in Washington, D.C. Pehrson is one of the 24 guest …

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General Dynamics Hands 10,000th FAA Air Traffic Control Radio

General Dynamics‘ mission systems business unit has produced and delivered its 10,000th air traffic control radio to the Federal Aviation Administration under the agency’s NEXCOM 2 modernization program. The company said Friday the CM-300/350 voice over internet protocol radios were designed to offer communication capacity for air traffic controllers and pilots who operate …

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Prism Joins Mitre-Led Govt-Industry Aviation Safety Information-Sharing Program

Prism has joined a Mitre-administered government-industry information-sharing program funded by the Federal Aviation Administration and will provide its Aviation Risk Management Online Resource to serve as a participating platform for aviation safety report submissions. Prism said Wednesday it will participate in the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing program that serves to facilitate safety information exchanges and provide support resources …

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Google Parent to Demo Drone Delivery Service at FAA Test Site

Google‘s parent company Alphabet will test an autonomous delivery service at one of six Federal Aviation Administration-approved unmanned aircraft system test sites in the U.S., Bloomberg reported Tuesday. Alan Levin writes the White House said Tuesday that Alphabet’s Project Wing drone delivery demonstration aims to lay the groundwork for the approval of the use of UAS …

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