CSSI, based in Washington, D.C., was awarded a $6 million contract from FAA to support airspace redesign activities at large metroplexes throughout the United States. The contract has a one-year base period and four option years.
The work will focus on optimizing the airspace around up to 21 of the nation’s busiest airports – including Washington, D.C., Dallas, Charlotte, N.C., Northern and Southern California, Houston, and Atlanta – through the FAA’s Optimization of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (OAPM) program. Once completed, OAPM will help address major issues faced in today’s busy metro areas, including flow congestion, inefficient routing and altitudes, airports in closing proximity and other factors like environmental constraints.
CSSI will participate in airspace study teams and support team members in their development of notional airspace and procedure redesign efforts. CSSI will also support the design and implementation teams in their actual design of airspace and procedural efforts through design and implementation phases, and will provide program management, documentation, and report development support, the company said.
“This is exciting work because we’ll be able to leverage our expertise in air traffic management, airspace safety and airspace capacity,” said Cynthia Castillo, CSSI president and CEO. “We’re looking forward to getting started and continuing to help the FAA make the skies more efficient.”