IAP Worldwide Services Division Develops Afghanistan's Air Traffic Control System

Kabul Air Control Center Provides Non-radar,

Positive Control, Flight Information Services



Jul 26, 2005, 01:00 ET from IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.

    PANAMA CITY, Fla., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama City-based Readiness
 Management Support (RMS), a division of IAP Worldwide Services, played the
 lead role in the development of Afghanistan's air traffic control system in
 support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  The Kabul Air Control Center, which
 officially opened on July 12, provides non-radar, positive control, radio-
 based instrument flight rule and visual flight rule services within the Kabul
 Flight Information Region (FIR).
     As the Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) contractor, RMS
 partnered with the U.S. Air Force and its designated AFCAP subcontractors to
 design new airways; deliver, install and maintain communications equipment for
 radio coverage on airways; staff the AFCAP air traffic controllers; and
 provide final flight check for instrument flight rule services.
     RMS subcontractors Midwest ATC Services and ManTech Telecommunications
 played major roles in the effort.  Midwest ATC Services provides the air
 traffic controllers and ManTech Telecommunications provides the communications
 system design, procurement, and installation at four remote locations
 throughout Afghanistan.
     "IAP has a track record of mission success in meeting the emergency and
 contingency needs of the U.S. military," said Al Neffgen, IAP CEO.  "Our
 talented employees have shown tremendous capability and flexibility in
 handling any challenge, even in hostile circumstances."
     RMS/AFCAP personnel continue to work today with Afghan civil employees in
 controlling the Kabul FIR, which includes some of the world's most congested
 airspace in its location along the major air route between South East Asia and
 Europe.
     "Working under demanding conditions, IAP's talented RMS team is proud to
 work with the Air Force to help accomplish its mission of revitalizing
 Afghanistan's aviation infrastructure," said Dwight Clark, IAP vice president
 of contingency.
     At the opening of the Kabul ACC, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Allen G. Peck,
 deputy commander of U.S. Central Command's Combined Forces Air Component said,
 "Afghanistan once again has the opportunity to reclaim its unique stature as a
 regional leader and global diplomatic force by rebuilding a strong civil
 society fortified by modern infrastructure."
     The Kabul ACC took control of high-altitude commercial and cargo flights
 on May 15 and low-altitude civilian and military flights on July 11.  Since
 then, the Kabul ACC has handled more than 10,000 high-altitude flights and 500
 low-altitude flights.  Each flight generates hundreds of dollars of revenue
 for the government of Afghanistan to improve infrastructure, build landing
 routes and further develop a modern air traffic control system.
     IAP supplies a wide range of contingency and project/program management
 services in the United States, in the Middle East and elsewhere around the
 world.  The company provides rapid response for military deployment and
 sustainment actions for disaster relief, including power generation, air
 traffic control and disaster cleanup to augment the core mission of U.S.
 military forces or civilian agencies.
 
     IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. is a premier government contractor providing
 a broad spectrum of services focused on global mission support for the federal
 market.  The company specializes in three top-tier lines of business:
 contingency, logistics and procurement support; facility maintenance/base
 operations; and technical services.  With Corporate Operations headquartered
 in Cape Canaveral, FL, IAP also has corporate offices in Irmo, S.C.; Panama
 City, FL; and Washington, D.C.; and project sites in over 50 locations
 worldwide.  IAP's Worldwide Web site can be accessed at http://www.iapws.com.
 
 

SOURCE IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.
    PANAMA CITY, Fla., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Panama City-based Readiness
 Management Support (RMS), a division of IAP Worldwide Services, played the
 lead role in the development of Afghanistan's air traffic control system in
 support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  The Kabul Air Control Center, which
 officially opened on July 12, provides non-radar, positive control, radio-
 based instrument flight rule and visual flight rule services within the Kabul
 Flight Information Region (FIR).
     As the Air Force Contract Augmentation Program (AFCAP) contractor, RMS
 partnered with the U.S. Air Force and its designated AFCAP subcontractors to
 design new airways; deliver, install and maintain communications equipment for
 radio coverage on airways; staff the AFCAP air traffic controllers; and
 provide final flight check for instrument flight rule services.
     RMS subcontractors Midwest ATC Services and ManTech Telecommunications
 played major roles in the effort.  Midwest ATC Services provides the air
 traffic controllers and ManTech Telecommunications provides the communications
 system design, procurement, and installation at four remote locations
 throughout Afghanistan.
     "IAP has a track record of mission success in meeting the emergency and
 contingency needs of the U.S. military," said Al Neffgen, IAP CEO.  "Our
 talented employees have shown tremendous capability and flexibility in
 handling any challenge, even in hostile circumstances."
     RMS/AFCAP personnel continue to work today with Afghan civil employees in
 controlling the Kabul FIR, which includes some of the world's most congested
 airspace in its location along the major air route between South East Asia and
 Europe.
     "Working under demanding conditions, IAP's talented RMS team is proud to
 work with the Air Force to help accomplish its mission of revitalizing
 Afghanistan's aviation infrastructure," said Dwight Clark, IAP vice president
 of contingency.
     At the opening of the Kabul ACC, U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Allen G. Peck,
 deputy commander of U.S. Central Command's Combined Forces Air Component said,
 "Afghanistan once again has the opportunity to reclaim its unique stature as a
 regional leader and global diplomatic force by rebuilding a strong civil
 society fortified by modern infrastructure."
     The Kabul ACC took control of high-altitude commercial and cargo flights
 on May 15 and low-altitude civilian and military flights on July 11.  Since
 then, the Kabul ACC has handled more than 10,000 high-altitude flights and 500
 low-altitude flights.  Each flight generates hundreds of dollars of revenue
 for the government of Afghanistan to improve infrastructure, build landing
 routes and further develop a modern air traffic control system.
     IAP supplies a wide range of contingency and project/program management
 services in the United States, in the Middle East and elsewhere around the
 world.  The company provides rapid response for military deployment and
 sustainment actions for disaster relief, including power generation, air
 traffic control and disaster cleanup to augment the core mission of U.S.
 military forces or civilian agencies.
 
     IAP Worldwide Services, Inc. is a premier government contractor providing
 a broad spectrum of services focused on global mission support for the federal
 market.  The company specializes in three top-tier lines of business:
 contingency, logistics and procurement support; facility maintenance/base
 operations; and technical services.  With Corporate Operations headquartered
 in Cape Canaveral, FL, IAP also has corporate offices in Irmo, S.C.; Panama
 City, FL; and Washington, D.C.; and project sites in over 50 locations
 worldwide.  IAP's Worldwide Web site can be accessed at http://www.iapws.com.
 
 SOURCE  IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.