CSC SELECTED TO PROVIDE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SIMULATION TRAINING SYSTEMS TO UNIVERSITIES
News Release -- August 19, 2009
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 19 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that its NexSim™ Radar and Tower air traffic control simulation training systems have been selected by four universities to support the initial training and development of next generation Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controllers.
CSC will provide a total of 32 NexSim Radar and three Tower simulators to Aims College, Greeley, Colo.; Elisabeth City State University, Elisabeth City, N.C.; Kent State University (KSU), Kent, Ohio; and Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, Calif. This technology simulates real operational environments found in today's busiest terminal and en-route radar facilities.
"With CSC's technology, we will be able to simultaneously train tower, approach, departure and en-route air traffic controllers, and that new capability offers tremendous team enhancement, safety and operational benefits," said Verna Fitzsimmons, acting dean of KSU's Aviation Sciences Department. "This new addition to our curriculum will help us reach our goal to provide students and research partners with the highest quality of visual and simulation capabilities."
"The selection of NexSim by leading academic institutions confirms CSC's leadership in the aviation training industry," said Tom Anderson, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Civil and Government Health Services Group. "Our technology enhances the FAA's Next-Generation Air Transportation System simulation and modeling capability, and helps lower costs while improving air traffic control readiness, safety and performance."
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.