Air Force Airfield Automation System

Awarded in 2005

In 2005, the United States Air Force (USAF) awarded Systems Atlanta, Inc. (SAI) the initial contract for the Airfield Automation System (AFAS) encompassing integrated information display products and services. The AFAS program was sponsored, and is currently sustained by, Headquarters Air Force Flight Standards Agency (HQ AFFSA) located in Oklahoma City, OK. During Phase I of the AFAS program, all contracted and program management was provided by the Electronic Systems Center (ESC), Hanscom AFB, MA. The AFAS program office directed SAI to deploy AFAS networks into Air Force Air Trafic Control (ATC) facilities worldwide with state-of-the-art information display systems (IDS) that merges air traffic controller-entered data with live weather data and resource documents. AFAS operational facilities include Air Traffic Control Tower (ATCT), Radar Approach Control (RAPCON), Ground Controlled Approach (GCA), and Radar Final Control (RFC) facilities.

The Systems Atlanta Airfield Automation System (AFAS) is sponsored by the U.S. Air Force Flight Standards Agency (AFFSA) and equips Air Force ATC facilities worldwide.

Operating our powerful IDS5 software product suite and external interfaces, AFAS serves as a robust resource and support tool for air traffic controllers, airfield management, and other base organizations, providing a common solution for airfield data display and dissemination for all communicating facilities.

Operationally Proven Around the World

The original deployement of AFAS equipeed 70 Air Force and Air National Guard Bases with over 700 workstations supporting air traffic controller missions. The AFAS bases are located throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. At various sites, AFAS links ATC with Airfield Management (AM), Squadron Operations, Fire/Rescue, Security Forces, and Command Posts.

In 2008, and using multiple contract vehicles, HQ AFFSA continued the delivery of AFAS via a second phase (AFAS II) that delivered products and services to an additional 31 Air Force locations worldwide. On-going telephonic support and engineering services continue via annual contracts. In total, the Systems Atlanta Airfield Automation System (AFAS) equips over 890 workstations at 110 Air Force, Air Force Reserve, and Air National Guard facilities.

Key Features

Systems Atlanta's Air Force Airfield Automation System (AFAS) allows 110 Air Force facilities to share aircraft movement (ground and airborne) information, range status (active vs. inactive), publications (local and Army-wide), weather information, equipment status, and other vital information needed to ensure safe operations.

Each facility has the ability to maintain their own information—such as facility checklists, recall rosters and phone numbers—all restricted from inter-facility access, providing a secure internal network of data sharing while integrating and sharing other information between facilities as required.

Total Support

Because we know your operational performance hinges on the solutions that support it, Systems Atlanta provides the advanced technology as well as the expertise and training to implement according to your unique requirements.