FAA Extends MDA’s NextGen Infrastructure Upgrade Contract

By | July 25, 2011 | Government, ST Briefs

[Satellite TODAY 07-25-11] Canadian satellite information solutions company MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has received $7.9 million in follow-on contracts from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the company announced July 22.

    MDA will continue to upgrade the FAA’s Instrument Procedure Development System (IPDS) as part of an enterprise-wide automation program, which aims to align IPDS with the requirements of the FAA’s NextGen program.
   The IPDS, part of a joint initiative between the FAA and the U.S. Department of Defense, also provides both agencies with the capability to design terminal area flight routes that take advantage of next-generation navigation equipment.
   MDA has been providing on-going services related to implementation and integration of the upgrades to FAA’s existing flight information management enterprise since its initial contract was awarded in January 2007. 
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