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CSC Wins ATC Contracts

Outsourcer will provide FAA-approved training systems at four universities.
Computer Sciences Corp. said Wednesday that it won contracts to provide air traffic control training systems at four universities.

Under the deal, CSC will provide 32 NexSim Radar and three Tower simulators to Aims College in Greeley, Colorado, Elisabeth City State University in Elisabeth City, NC, Kent State in Ohio, and Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.

The program meets with Federal Aviation Administration guidelines for training controllers on next-generation systems. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"With CSC's technology, we will be able to simultaneously train tower, approach, departure, and en route traffic controllers," said Verna Fitzsimmons, acting dean of Kent State's Aviation Sciences department, in a statement.

"This new addition to our curriculum will help us reach our goal to provide students and research with the highest quality of visual and simulation capabilities," said Fitzsimmons.

CSC officials said the contracts underscore the company's commitment to the field of ATC training.

"The selection of NexSim by leading academic institutions confirms CSC's leadership in the aviation training industry," said Tom Anderson, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Civil and Government Health Services group, in a statement.

"Our technology enhances the FAA's Next-Generation Air Transportation System simulation and modeling capability, and helps lower costs while improving air traffic control readiness, safety, and performance" said Anderson.

CSC employs about 92,000 workers worldwide and reported $16.2 billion in revenue for the twelve months ended July 3rd. The outsourcer is headquartered in Falls Church, Virgina.

The company's shares were flat at $48.41 in mid-morning trading Wednesday on the New York Stock Exchange.