Serco clinches $187m FAA tower contracts

Serco has won two contracts to continue its 20-plus years of supporting the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower (FCT) Programme.

Serco will provide air traffic control specialists, safety managers, and programme management services in support of 58 air traffic control towers (ATCTs) in 11 western states, including Alaska, California and Colorado. 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 controllers 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 programme management to meet FAA service standards and quality metrics. Serco will use its Aviation Safety Management System to improve safety and mitigate risks in the National Airspace System.

“Air traffic control towers provide vital services ensuring that airports are safer for pilots and passengers at airports across the country,” said Dan Allen, Serco chairman and chief executive officer. “As experts in aviation and management solutions, we are honoured and eager to continue supporting the FAA in 2015 and beyond.”

As part of Serco Group, one of the largest contracted providers of air navigation services worldwide, the company is responsible for more than 960,000 miles of airspace and handles more than seven million aircraft movements a year.

Serco employs more than 700 air traffic control specialists at over 75 airports – located in the U.S., U.K. and Middle East – who help maintain flight safety. In the US, the company has also been awarded with the prestigious Willie F. Card Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Contract Tower Award at towers in Lewiston, ID, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, AZ, Jackson Hole, WY, Goodyear, AZ, and San Luis Obispo, CA.

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2 Responses to Serco clinches $187m FAA tower contracts

  1. Custer says:

    That comes to 267,000 dollars per controller. Let’s contract out the whole system so I can get a huge pay raise!!!

  2. Custer says:

    Contract out comment was sarcasm!!