Serco, a provider of professional, technology and managed services, announced the award of two contracts to continue its 20-plus years of supporting the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Contract Tower (FCT) Program. Serco will provide air traffic control specialists, safety managers, and program management services in support of 58 Air Traffic Control Towers (ATCTs) in 11 western states, including Alaska, California and Colorado. The two five-year contracts each have one base year and four one-year option periods, with a combined value of US$187m, if all options are exercised. Under these contracts, Serco’s Air Traffic Controllers will be responsible for the safe and efficient movement of commercial, general aviation and military aircraft on the airport and in the airspace surrounding the airport. The Company will also provide risk management, quality assurance and program management to meet FAA service standards and quality metrics. Serco will utilize its Aviation Safety Management System to improve safety and mitigate risks in the National Airspace System. As part of Serco Group, one of the largest contracted providers of Air Navigation Services worldwide, the company is responsible for more than 960,000 miles of airspace and handles more than seven million aircraft movements a year. Serco employs more than 700 air traffic control specialists at over 75 airports – located in the U.S., U.K. and Middle East – who help maintain flight safety.