The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Systems Research and Applications Corporation (SRA) a contract to support the airport technology R&D programme.
Under the $57m contract, SRA will work on the programme at the FAA William J Hughes Technical Center (FAATC) in Atlantic City, US, for a period of five years.
SRA will provide R&D services in the areas of airport pavement design and testing, aircraft rescue and firefighting, wildlife hazards, bird-strike mitigation and runway surface technology.
The company will also provide additional services in the areas of airport capacity analysis and planning, enhanced visual guidance and lighting technologies as well as advanced materials testing.
The FAATC operates an advanced airport pavement test facility that provides high quality test data from rigid and flexible pavements subjected to simulated aircraft traffic.