FAA Air Traffic Overhaul Contracts Stymied By Unclear Goals

Law360, New York (May 8, 2012, 7:31 PM EDT) -- The Federal Aviation Administration has been unable to set clear schedules or requirements for its contracts to upgrade the nation's air traffic control systems — the agency's largest-ever procurement — leaving airlines and the government uncertain as to how or when they will be able to put new technology into place.

The FAA has invested $1.5 billion in its NextGen modernization program, a series of procurements designed to replace current radar-based air traffic systems with more accurate satellite tracking, and the program could cost up to...
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