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Friday, January 30, 2015

FAA Hands Harris Contract for Alaska GA Flight Services System

Juliet Van Wagenen

OASIS II program to manage flight planning and real-time weather briefing
OASIS II program to manage flight planning and real-time weather briefing. Photo: Harris Corp.

[Avionics Today 01-30-2015] Harris Corp. has been awarded a 10-year contract by the FAA to upgrade and manage the system that provides real-time weather data and flight-planning capabilities for Alaska's General Aviation (GA) community. The contract has an expected value of $98 million and includes three base years and seven one-year options.

Under the Operational and Supportability Implementation System (OASIS) II program, Harris will provide integrated flight planning and real-time weather briefing capabilities to FAA flight service specialists. OASIS also supports Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) messages. OASIS II will be the first consumer of System Wide Information Management (SWIM) in the National Airspace System (NAS).

Harris was awarded the original OASIS contract in 1997, and it is currently operational at 18 sites in Alaska and four support sites in the continental United States.

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