Posted: Thursday, April 7, 2011
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that it has received follow-on contracts valued at over $6 Million (USD) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue the upgrade to the FAA's Instrument Procedure Development System (IPDS), which involves an enterprise-wide automation of flight route design practices. The IPDS provides the FAA and the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) with the capability to design terminal area flight routes that take advantage of the latest navigation equipment, resulting in improved terminal airspace usage and reduced fuel burn.
MDA has been providing on-going services related to implementation and integration of the upgrades to FAA's existing flight information management enterprise since January 2007. The IPDS is part of a joint initiative between the FAA and the DoD to create an automated solution to modernize flight route design practices and to harmonize military and civilian air navigation in the long term.
MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide.
Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.
The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.
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