ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded the remaining phases of its critical Airspace Capacity Study to Flatirons Solutions. As part of the FAA's strategic effort to build the 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. Awarded under the FAA's preferred small business acquisition vehicle, eFAST, the potential three-year contract has an estimated value of approximately $1.3 million. Flatirons Solutions successfully completed Phase 1 of this Airspace Capacity research project in 2010.
Recognizing the problems posed by congestion and delay within the National Airspace System, the FAA continues to identify and evaluate alternative means to enhance existing airport capacity, to handle future demand, to decrease delays, and to improve airport efficiency. Using sophisticated computer simulation models, Flatirons Solutions will assist the FAA in analyzing both current and future capacity needs and recommended solutions.
"We're proud to be a part of this important effort," said Flatirons Government Solutions Vice President, Mitchell Bostelman. "Airspace capacity will be a crucial factor in the overall success of the FAA's NextGen initiative."
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