Adacel has secured a new contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide a range of services connected with the existing installed network of Tower Simulation Systems (TSS).

The contract, valued at USD$59 million over five years, includes the maintenance and support of the TSS hardware and a full-scale technical refresh for all major components within the TSS large and small systems and TSS Mobile Units.

Adacel, a leader in advanced air traffic management solutions and simulation and training systems, said it would bring “unique knowledge and unparalleled experience with these systems, which will ensure minimal disruptions to training throughout the programme's duration”.

Daniel Verret, Adacel's CEO, said: "Our industry track record spans over 35 years, including over two decades of supporting the world's largest TSS programme, characterised by exceptional system availability throughout its history. It is an honour to partner with the FAA in ushering in this new era of TSS programme support and to continue the long- standing commercial partnership between our organisations.”

The TSS programme support includes help desk support staffed by technical and Air Traffic Control Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), access to Adacel’s Training System Support Center (TSSC), the deployment of on-site Field Service Representatives/Technicians (FSRs/FSTs), and the use of Adacel's Web-Based Integrated Data Environment (WIDE) data repository.

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