Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology and managed services, announced today the award of 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) 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's Air Traffic 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 program management to meet FAA service standards and quality metrics. Serco will utilise 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 Inc.'s Chairman and Chief Executive officer. "As experts in aviation and management solutions, we are honored 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 honored 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.