Jacobs Engineering awarded new FAA contract
The FAA has awarded Jacobs Engineering Group an architect and engineering design services contract to help it modernise and sustain more than 13,000 facilities that support US’s National Air Space (NAS).
The FAA estimates the nationwide, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) to be worth around $166 million over the next nine years.
“We’ve stood firmly with the FAA delivering on their mission to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world for 26 years under our continuous succession of FAA architect and engineering services contracts,” said Tim Byers, senior vice president and general manager of Jacobs’ Federal & Environmental Solutions division.
“Jacobs and the FAA share the same commitment to safety, a contributing factor to our successful, enduring relationship.”
According to Jacobs it has delivered nearly three million technical service hours to the FAA while preserving continuity of operations and avoiding a project-related shut-down.
For the past two years, it has designed new, greenfield mission-critical facilities and upgraded existing operations to support the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) modernisation programme.
One of the most ambitious infrastructure programmes in US history, the FAA and its partners are halfway through the multi-year investment and implementation plan to modernise and secure the National Airspace System that serves more than 2.7 million passengers and 44,000 flights per day.