|Serco employees managing an ATC tower. Photo: Serco|
[Avionics Today 04-16-2015] The FAA has awarded Serco two contracts to continue supporting the FAA Contract Tower (FCT) program. Serco will provide Air Traffic Control (ATC) specialists, safety managers and program management services in support of 58 ATC towers in 11 western states. The two five-year contracts each have one base year and four one-year option periods, with a combined value of $187 million, if all options are exercised.
Under these contracts, Serco's ATC specialists will be responsible for the safe and efficient movement of commercial, general aviation and military aircraft on the airport and in the airspace surrounding the airport. The company will also provide risk management, quality assurance and program management to meet FAA service standards and quality metrics. Serco will use its Aviation Safety Management System (ASMS) to improve safety and mitigate risks in the National Airspace System (NAS).