Leidos snags $292M FAA contract
Contractor will develop real-time data display for air traffic controllers
Reston-based Fortune 500 federal contractor Leidos Holdings Inc. announced Tuesday that it was awarded a $292 million contract from the Federal Aviation Administration to design and develop a system to provide air traffic controllers with real-time access to essential weather, aeronautical and National Airspace System (NAS) information through a common display system.
Work on the project will be performed in Chesapeake, as well as in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Eagan, Minnesota.
“Our nation’s air traffic controllers keep the NAS safe, relying on the display of multiple data sources to perform their critical mission,” said Fran Hill, senior vice president of Leidos Transportation Solutions, in a statement. “Our job at Leidos is to help controllers do their work more efficiently. The new E-IDS will enable them to access standardized data, customize their displays and operate with two clicks or less.”
With 37,000 employees, Leidos reported more than $11 billion in revenue for 2019. The contractor ranks No. 311 on the Fortune 500 and has performed contract work for the FAA for more than 50 years.