The FAA has awarded its Future Flight Services Program (FFSP) contract to current flight service provider Leidos. Under the new contract, Leidos will continue to supply weather data, aeronautical information and flight planning services in the contiguous United States, Puerto Rico and Hawaii via 1-800-WX-BRIEF and 1800wxbrief.com. The previous flight service provider contract—called the Automated Flight Service Station (AFSS) contract—was awarded to Leidos in 2005.
“Leidos is proud to continue our briefing services for the general aviation community,” said Leidos Civil Group Acting Group President Jim Moos. “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.”
The FFSP contract covers a five-year base period followed by ten one-year option periods. If all options are exercised, the approximate value of the agreement comes in at $1 billion. According to Leidos, the contracted work will be performed at the company’s facilities in in Ashburn, Virginia, and Fort Worth, Texas.