The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two contracts to two companies for work associated with airspace capacity.
Washington-based technical and engineering services company CSSI won a $6 million contract to support the airspace redesign work around up to 21 airports, including Washington, Dallas, Houston and Atlanta. The contract will last for a year, with four optional years.
The work will be conducted through the FAA's Optimisation of Airspace and Procedures in the Metroplex (OAPM) programme, which will address issues like airspace congestion.
Separately, the FAA awarded a $1.3 million contract to Flatirons Solutions for the remaining phases of work on its Airspace Capacity Study, which is part of the FAA's Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen).
"This study will provide important data to assure that the long-term capacity of the aviation system matches forecasts of future demand," said Flatirons, which has completed phase one of the study in 2010.