CSC Completes Upgrades for FAA Traffic Flow Management System Modernization
News Release -- August 15, 2011
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Aug. 15 – CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that it has successfully implemented a series of upgrades to the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS) in the first half of 2011. The upgrades include two separate software releases improving the performance and functionality of the TFMS, as well as a successful transition of the TFMS equipment to a new command center. Both upgrades are part of a larger FAA effort to modernize traffic flow management in preparation for deployment of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) initiatives. TFMS tracks, anticipates and manages the flow of air traffic throughout U.S. airspace.
"With these upgrades, the FAA can better predict traffic flow demand, identify constraints, mitigate delays and maintain common situational awareness,” said Mike Gaffney, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector Civil Group. “CSC is proud to support FAA efforts to streamline aircraft flow management while reducing flight delays and decreasing costs for the flying public and the airlines.”
The two software releases were completed in January and June of this year and provide new functional enhancements for traffic management coordinators to model the impacts of traffic on the national airspace system, as well as new interfaces for eventual NextGen applications. In addition, the latest release provides a significant boost to TFMS computing performance, reducing average server loads during peak traffic times. Reaching this milestone involved requirements definitions, systems engineering, software development, systems integration and formal testing. CSC performed the implementation at the William J. Hughes Technical Center in Egg Harbor, N.J.
In April, CSC successfully transitioned the TFMS remote site from the Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Herndon, Va., to the new command center in Vint Hill, Va. This relocation is also part of a larger effort to modernize traffic flow management and was completed on time, on budget and without any disruption in the day-to-day TFMS operations. CSC implemented updated workstations, servers and network equipment to support this new facility. The Vint Hill Command Center will be the hub for FAA NextGen implementation and supports approximately 300 air traffic controllers, managers and technical staff.
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