Reston, Virginia-based technology specialist Leidos received a follow-on prime contract valued at up to $1 billion to continue to provide flight briefing services to the general aviation community under the FAA’s Future Flight Services Program (FFSP). The single-award contract covers a five-year base period and includes 10 one-year options.
Leidos initially had received a contract covering the predecessor Automated Flight Service Station program in 2005 and since has delivered a range of flight services through its flight specialist and self-service options via 1-800-wxbrief. The contractor will continue to provide weather data, aeronautical information, and flight planning services in the contiguous U.S., Puerto Rico, and Hawaii.
In addition, Leidos will work with the FAA to improve the delivery of flight briefing services, reduce the costs of the program, update the associated technology, and engage the broader general aviation community.
"We look forward to delivering enhancements, like our interactive map application, to keep general aviation pilots better informed as they plan their flights with the FAA,” said Jim Moos, Leidos Civil Group acting group president.