Harris has teamed with Raytheon and several telecommunications companies to bid for the US Federal Aviation Administration's $2 billion communications modernisation project. The FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) effort will help the agency reduce operating costs, and improve reliability and quality. The five-year FTI programme will involve replacing over 35,000 circuits, upgrading switching and routing services, improving network monitoring and control, and network engineering services at over 5,000 FAA sites. The final contract award is due next July. Meanwhile, Computer Sciences has won a $329 million contract to provide en route software development support for the FAA's Host Computer System, aeronautical datalink and other systems supporting its Free Flight initiative.

Source: Flight International