May 12, 2015– Maine-based technology company Penobscot Bay Media announced that it is a subcontractor on the team selected for a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic controller training contract.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide all training and training program support services under the FAA Controller Training Contract (CTC). The single-award, firm-fixed-price and time and materials contract has a three-year period of performance, and two one-year options. Penobscot Bay Media will participate on the contract as a subcontractor with responsibility for instructional support at several sites in the six states that make up New England.
“Penobscot Bay Media is pleased to be on the SAIC team to support the FAA’s training program and critical mission in aviation safety,” said Frank Yahner, Penobscot Bay Media’s Director of Operations. “As a Maine small business, we are proud of our track record in federal contracting and our successful partnership with SAIC. This contract further demonstrates our capabilities to support large-scale Federal government initiatives, and provides a significant opportunity for company growth.”
During the period of performance, the FAA expects to hire as many as 6,000 new air traffic controllers to replace a retiring workforce. Under the contract, SAIC and its partners, including Penobscot Bay Media, will provide support services to the FAA Academy and Air Traffic Control (ATC) Facilities to help FAA fulfill controller training requirements. These services include program management support; classroom training; simulation and laboratory training; monitoring of student progress; training development, maintenance and revision; air traffic training program support; administrative support; and innovation support.