Metron Aviation Wins Largest Small Business Award in FAA History

SOURCE: Metron Aviation

DULLES, VA–(Marketwire – June 30, 2010) –  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) awarded Metron Aviation the System Engineering 2020 (SE-2020) Research and Mission Analysis Set-Aside. SE-2020 is the FAA’s strategic program for implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). The ten-year contract awarded to Metron Aviation has a value of $1.15 billion, making it the largest single award to a small business in FAA history. 

“This program allows us to build upon our heritage of partnering with the FAA to pioneer innovative and transformational capabilities that help open America’s skies,” said Dave Ellison, Chief Executive Officer. “Our organization is fully committed to the success of NextGen in enhancing the capacity, efficiency and safety of our national airspace, and we stand ready to assist the FAA in delivering near-term, long-term and unprecedented levels of economic and environmental benefits to all aviation stakeholders and the flying public.”

Metron Aviation, as prime contractor, has assembled a proven team of industry leaders with unparalleled domain expertise in all aspects of the National Airspace System (NAS) to provide the full breadth and depth of aviation expertise across all SE-2020 functional areas.

“The Metron Aviation team brings together the unique capabilities of the industry’s top research organizations, large system integrators, solution providers, manufacturers, academic institutions and subject matter experts to assist the FAA in advancing NextGen,” said Stephanie Fraser, Vice President of Advanced Research and Engineering. “Our team has a long track record of developing new and innovative operational concepts and rapidly transitioning them into beneficial operational capabilities.”

About Metron Aviation and Our SE-2020 Team

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation provides concept engineering, advanced research, software development, Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), Collaborative Decision Making (CDM), surface operations management, airspace design and environmental analysis solutions to the global aviation industry. Metron Aviation fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking Air Traffic Management (ATM) research concepts into operational capabilities. Customers include the FAA, NASA, Airservices Australia, ATNS, FedEx, Air Canada, Memphis International Airport, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, NAV CANADA, American Airlines and many more. For more information, please visit

Metron Aviation’s core team consists of Metron Aviation, Sensis Corporation, CSSI, Flatirons Solutions and Thales. The full team includes ARINC, AvMet, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft Company, CSC, EnRoute Computer Solutions, Flight Safety International, GE Aviation, Human Solutions, Innovative Solutions International, ITT Corp., Mosaic ATM, Northrop Grumman, RVA, Inc., and innovative academic institutions focused on aviation research including the Georgia Institute of Technology, George Mason University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Purdue University, University of California-Berkeley and the University of Maryland. 

Mike Gundling
Metron Aviation, Inc.
[email protected]

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