DTC DUAT warns of possible shutdown July 16

According to a report by Aviation International News, DTC DUAT is warning customers that it might not be able to provide aviation weather briefings and file flight plans after July 16, when the FAA “intends to shut down DTC’s connections that allow us to file flight plans with the ARTCCs and AFSS system, as well as provide the complete weather data required to provide weather briefings.” In May, the FAA awarded a new contract to Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) and Lockheed Martin for services previously provided by CSC and Data Transformation (DTC).

FAA extends SoCal Metroplex comment period

The FAA is extending the public comment period for its Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) of the Southern California Metroplex project to Sept. 8, 2015, to allow for a full 90 days of comment.

The project is a comprehensive proposal to improve the flow of air traffic into and out of Southern California. It proposes to replace dozens of existing conventional air traffic procedures with new satellite-based procedures, which are a key component of the FAA’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). [Read more…]