Leidos wins $1 billion FAA contract to modernize flight services

Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) will continue providing flight services for the Federal Aviation Administration under a new 15-year, $1 billion contract, the company announced Tuesday.

The Future Flight Services Program (FFSP) contract calls on the Reston contractor to help modernize and provide costs savings for flight services it provides for the FAA.

Those services include “pilot briefings, flight plans, inflight advisory services, search and rescue initiation, aircraft emergencies and Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs)” and are provided online through the agency’s website, 1800wxbrief.com.

Leidos has held a previous flight services contract, the Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) contract, since 2005, when the FAA privatized flight service. It was set to expire this year. 

“We look forward to delivering enhancements, like our interactive map application, to keep general aviation pilots better informed as they plan their flights with the FAA,” Jim Moos, Leidos Civil Group…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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