Reston, Va.-based Serco Inc. announced April 16 that the company has been awarded two contracts to continue its 20-plus years of supporting the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower (FCT) Program.
Serco will provide air traffic control specialists, safety managers and program management services in support of 58 Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs). 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.
“Air Traffic Control Towers provide vital services ensuring that airports are safer for pilots and passengers at airports across the country.” Serco Inc.’s Chairman and CEO Dan Allen said. “As experts in aviation and management solutions, we are honored and eager to continue supporting the FAA in 2015 and beyond.”
Serco’s Air Traffic Controllers will be responsible for the 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.
As part of Serco Group, 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 more than 75 airports.