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SITA OnAir Wins 2015 DCIS Diamond Award


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SITA OnAir Wins 2015 DCIS Diamond Award

28 01 , 2016 - DCIS Partner Conference, Washington DC, 28 January 2016 – Harris Corporation has awarded SITAONAIR the prestigious DCIS Diamond Award for its work on the Data Communications Integrated Services (DCIS) project, which is a cornerstone of the FAA’s NexGen programs. NextGen is transforming the air traffic control system in the US, enabling it to handle the projected increases in air traffic.

SITAONAIR’s role in the DCIS project is to provide Harris Corporation, the DCIS systems integrator, with the equipment to deploy an FAA-approved VHF aircraft ground station network that will enable air to ground digital data communications.

Harris presents the DCIS Diamond Award annually to the best subcontracting team, based on monthly performance scores and rankings from Harris program personnel.

SITAONAIR’s citation, written by Jondavid DuVall, Subcontract Manager at Harris Corporation, reads:

“SITAONAIR demonstrated a complete partner approach with Harris and the FAA.  Program Managers and Technical Leads remained constantly engaged on numerous projects and ensured milestones remained on schedule despite acceleration of efforts.  SITAONAIR works closely with Harris on several initiatives in order for projects to stay on track with cost, schedule, and performance requirements.”

“This is a great accolade to and confirmation of the hard work of our delivery and development teams,”
said Terry Horn, Program Executive, of SITAONAIR. “The teams made incredible progress in 2015 on the DCIS project and have developed a very strong partnership with Harris."

From left to right: Mohammed Kasmi, Senior Manager Software Development SITAONAIR, Ron Demuynck, Program Manager Harris Corporation, Scott Huffstetler, Senior Manager Sales Operations SITAONAIR and Kathleen Kearns, Product Manager Air Traffic Solutions SITAONAIR

“This Award also shows our strong expertise in air traffic control technology, helping increase the safety and capacity of the world’s airspace”, continued Larry Thomas, Commercial Vice President, SITAONAIR."

“The DCIS project is achieving exactly that, with the implementation of datalink communications between pilots and air traffic controllers. Removing the dependence on voice communications increases both efficiency and safety, which is a win for pilots, controllers and, most importantly, passengers.”