The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Robinson Aviation (RVA) and All Weather Inc (AWI) an initial contract to supply five Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS) systems, under a broader indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract in September.
RVA is responsible for systems integration. The ATIS systems are due to operate at US fixed and mobile control towers, and feature AWI TruVoice technology and SWIM interfaces. AWI already supplies ATIS as a standalone product, and as an integral part of its FlexIDS information display system, with many installations overseas.
This latest FAA contract follows selection of AWI in 2010 to replace thousands of ageing information displays across the National Airspace System (NAS) under a USD66.4 million contract that includes tower, approach, and en route facilities.