Bigelow Aerospace, the Las Vegas-based company that makes inflatable low-Earth orbiting modules, is now the go-to company for close encounters of the airborne kind.
The FAA, in a 10 December update to its air traffic control organization, tells its air traffic controllers to tell anyone wanting to report "UFO/unexplained phenomena activity" to contact a UFO/ unexplained phenomena reporting data collection centre.
Top on the list is Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS), a "new organization that is devoted to exploration of extremely advanced aerospace technology, including the so-called unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) or unidentified flying object (UFO) topics", says the FAA in the update.
Contact info is listed as "voice: 1-877-979-7444 or e-mail: Reporting@baass.org, according to the report.
Between 2001 and 2004, controllers were told suggest the reports be sent to another Bigelow venture, the National Institute for Discovery Sciences (NIDS). The FAA says NIDS was the "go-to" organization for the "reporting by pilots and air traffic control of UFOs in the United States".
"NIDS is now defunct and has been replaced by the larger, more capable BAASS," says the FAA. "Therefore, pilot and air traffic control reporting of UFOs in the United States should now go to BAASS, vice NIDS."
The Wikipedia page for NIDS notes the group went under in 2004, and that NIDS was the FAA's go-to location for black triangle reports.
There is no associated Wikipedia entry for BAASS that I could find, but Bigelow, per their website, says it is looking for a few good (space)men to populate the new company...