FAA Awards Pact to MCI: The Federal Aviation Administration said it awarded an estimated $558-million contract to MCI Telecommunications Corp. to improve communications among air traffic control facilities and between controllers and pilots. The agency said the new leased inter-facility national airspace communications system will replace a telephone network that links thousands of FAA facilities nationwide. With the exercise of all options, the leased inter-facility system will provide the FAA with communications for 10 years, the agency said. Installation, to begin this summer, will be completed within three years.
From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Copyright © 2019, Los Angeles Times