Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) will provide programme management and technical services for Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) NextGen transformation programme.

NextGen is a FAA initiative aimed at wide-ranging transformation of the entire national air transportation system.

NextGen will enable movement away from ground-based technologies to a new and more dynamic satellite-based technology.

The new capabilities and the interdependent technologies will reduce congestion and improve the passenger experience.

Under the contract, SAIC will provide programme management and technical services in task areas including safety management systems, aeronautical communications activities and aviation weather programmes.

The contract has a one-year base period of performance and four one-year options that will amount to over $106m if all options are exercised.

Work will be performed primarily in Washington DC and at FAA locations as required.