Engility to Enhance Security of Nat’l Airspace with DOT’s Volpe Center

Engility Holdings has been awarded a prime position on the 5-year, $200 million Traffic Management Systems Engineering Development Support (TMSEDS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract.

Through this award from the Department of Transportation’s John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Engility will deliver highly technical and scientific capabilities and skills to help the Volpe Center respond to new and emerging challenges.

The Volpe Center’s mission is to improve the nation’s transportation system by anticipating emerging issues and advancing technical, operational and institutional innovations.

Assessing the Safety of National Airspace System Upgrades

Cutting-edge modeling and simulation tools developed by Volpe are enhancing the way the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) assesses the safety of upgrades to the National Airspace System (NAS).

These tools enable rigorous analysis of procedures, equipment, and airspace in the NAS.

The Challenge

The NAS is a complex network of airways, airports, air navigation facilities, and air traffic control facilities with technology, rules, and regulations intended to facilitate safe and efficient air travel.

Air travel is expected to increase in the coming decades, and FAA is exploring ways to improve capacity in the NAS without sacrificing safety.

(Hear from General Darren W. McDew, Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), on “Our Shared Transportation Future.” Courtesy of The Volpe Center and YouTube. Posted Feb 24, 2017.)

“The TMSEDS contract continues our long and valued relationship between Engility and the Volpe Center,” said Engility CEO Lynn Dugle.

Lynn Dugle, Engility CEO
Lynn Dugle, Engility CEO

“We have a history of delivering innovation to this customer, and we are excited for the opportunity to partner with the Volpe Center on cutting-edge fields such as unmanned aircraft systems.”

Engility was one of five companies awarded a position on this IDIQ, which was announced in the first quarter of 2017.

TMSEDS task orders will include work Engility is currently providing under the Traffic Management Infrastructure Systems contract and will allow for bidding on new task orders as well. Task orders can be firm-fixed-price, or cost-plus-fixed-fee.

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