FAA Selects Sabre for Air Traffic Controller Scheduling

Sabre Airline Solutions announced Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has chosen the Sabre Streamline Resource Management Suite to automate the scheduling of U.S. air traffic controllers. The contract award has an initial value of just under $200,000 and a potential total award value of $20 million over the term of the agreement. The contract is slated to begin with a pilot demonstration program in Kansas City this summer.

The Sabre Streamline Resource Management Suite enables the FAA to create air traffic controller shift schedules and rosters and improve administrative staff utilization. There are approximately 15,000 air traffic controllers across the U.S. who will be scheduled using the Streamline suite upon full implementation.

The Sabre Streamline Resource Management Suite will also enable the FAA to meet the stated mission of the FAA's 10-Year Strategy for the Air Traffic Controller Workforce -- "meeting the needs of the system, staffing the right number of controllers in the right place at the right time."

"We are committed to helping the FAA succeed in its mission with our cutting edge scheduling technology," said Bruce Charendoff, senior vice president for government and external affairs, Sabre Holdings. "We are very pleased that the FAA has chosen the Sabre Streamline suite."

The contract builds on previous agreements between the U.S. government and Sabre Airline Solutions. Since 2002, the Transportation Security Administration has been using the Streamline suite to assist in the scheduling of passenger and baggage screening operations at the nation's airports. Additionally, the Federal Air Marshal Service uses the Sabre AirCrews Crew Management suite and Sabre Qik product to plan and manage its operational resources.

"This award marks another milestone in the growing government sales presence of Sabre Holdings," said Charendoff. "Sabre is developing solutions that help government agencies improve efficiency and save taxpayer dollars."

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Sabre Airline Solutions, a Sabre Holdings company, provides resource management solutions to airport-based government agencies and is the world's largest provider of products to help airlines, ground service companies, and government agencies market, sell, service and operate from planning to execution.

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