ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adacel, an industry leader in air traffic controller training, announced today it has been subcontracted by Science Applications International Corporation to support the FAA's Controller Training Contract. Under terms of the agreement, Adacel will perform training services in 23 of the FAA's Air Traffic Control (ATC) facilities across seven states.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide all training and training program support services under the FAA Controller Training Contract (CTC). The single-award, firm-fixed-price and time and materials contract has a three-year period of performance, and two one-year options
Speaking of the award, Gary Pearson, Adacel's Chief Operating Officer said "We are honored to receive this award from SAIC. We have worked very closely with Team SAIC in planning for transition to the CTC contract for the past four months. This award validates the success we have providing training support services to the FAA and recognizes our ability to complement our existing simulation and training products we provide to the FAA."
During the period of performance, the FAA expects to hire as many as 6,000 new air traffic controllers to replace a retiring workforce. Under the contract, SAIC and its partners including Adacel will provide support services to the FAA Academy and Air Traffic Control Facilities to help the FAA fulfill controller training requirements. These services include program management support; classroom training; simulation and laboratory training; monitoring of student progress; training development, maintenance and revision; air traffic training program support; administrative support; and innovation support.
Adacel is a leading developer of advanced simulation and training solutions, speech recognition applications and operational air traffic management systems. Adacel is particularly well known for innovations within the ATC simulation and speech recognition fields. The Company's products are widely used throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region. For more information about Adacel, please visit www.Adacel.com
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