Verizon has been awarded a $2.4 billion contract to update the US Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) telecommunications and information management systems. If all options are exercised, this agreement, which represents fresh business for the corporation, will last 15 years.


The deal was awarded under the FAA Enterprise Network Services (FENS) procurement program, which replaces the old FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) contract system. Harris Corp., who was previously in possession of the FTI award, lost the contract.


In addition to network access for administrative information systems such as email, payroll and online training, Verizon will offer telecommunications, information management services, network connectivity and other capabilities. Also, Verizon will offer services for program management, network engineering, test and evaluation, and network security management. The contract infrastructure will serve as the cornerstone of the Next Generation Air Transportation System.


Verizon Business CEO Kyle Malady said: “From dynamic services and bandwidth provisioning, to improved insight and visibility into network service configuration and operation, we are excited to help the FAA with a robust solution that will benefit the National Airspace System and administrative users alike.”


Verizons’s infrastructure will improve the FAA’s network security and performance. The deal will benefit both the National Airspace System and administrative users. Verizon’s expertise in telecommunications and information management services will offer the FAA a solid solution that boosts system efficiency.


The agreement is one of Verizon’s largest government contracts in recent years. Previously, Verizon won a $2.5 billion contract with the Department of Health and Human Services in 2020 and a $1.5 billion task order from the US State Department in 2022, under the federal government’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions procurement program. Also, the business has in the past received contracts worth close to $1 billion from the Department of Defense.