US-based IT services vendor Raytheon Technical Services has won a 10 year contract from the Federal Aviation Administration to support the training of air traffic controllers. The deal is valued at $437m for the five-year base period, with two options, the first one for three years and the second for two years.
Raytheon will conduct initial qualification tests and training, and support classroom and simulations in the field. It will also develop and maintain training materials and provide administrative support for the training.
The Raytheon-led team includes Booz Allen Hamilton, Dynamic Sciences, Fortier Group, CNI Information Technology, Interim Solutions for Government, Chenega Technology Services, University of North Dakota, and Minneapolis Community and Technical College.
Charlie Keegan, program manager at Raytheon, said: Our systematic approach to designing training solutions will help the FAA provide safe, uninterrupted travel for air travelers. The training we will deliver to the FAA is built on more than 40 years of experience delivering a full range of training to the air traffic control community.
In April, Raytheon Technical Services was selected by NASA’s Johnson Space Center to assist in implementing a new training model for flight controllers and instructors.