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AVIAN wins 10-year T&E contract

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – AVIAN was awarded a ten-year, $147.6M cost-plus-fixed-fee, level of effort contract to provide Programmatic, Flight Test Engineering, and Administrative Support (PFTEAS) services to the Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL) Test & Evaluation Management for Programs and Operations (TEMPO) Division and its program office customers. 

Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s (NAWCAD) NTWL TEMPO Division provides the resources for full life cycle program T&E support, spanning from requirements review to design, planning, execution, evaluation, and reporting of experiments and tests of aircraft, unmanned air vehicles, weapons, weapons systems, and integrated warfare systems.  

As the returning provider of Contract Support Services for the NTWL TEMPO Division (formerly AIR-5.1), the AVIAN team will continue to provide comprehensive T&E expertise and risk mitigation activities to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and other programs.  

“We couldn’t be more excited to continue our support to the NAVAIR T&E community,” said George Franz, AVIAN’s Chief Operating Officer. “Over the next decade, our team of experts will work alongside our customers to help test and evaluate new and modified air vehicles, systems, and subsystems for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps of tomorrow. We are humbled by the opportunity.”   

AVIAN’s team is comprised of subcontractors Aviation Systems Engineering Company, Inc. (ASEC); Jahn Corporation; J. F. Taylor, Inc.; KBR; Precise Systems, Inc.; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC); and Tekla Research Inc. 

“Our team has an incredible breadth of knowledge, ‘reach-back’ capabilities, and a proven record of direct T&E support across NAVAIR,” said Beth Ward, AVIAN’s Vice President for Test and Evaluation | Flight Support.  

The contract requirements span all levels of T&E program support, including Assistant Program Manager for Test and Evaluation (APMT&E) and Lead Test Engineer (LTE) support; Flight Test Engineering; Platform Coordination; Test Resource and Test Information Management; as well as Engineering/Electronics Technician, Technical Writer, Multimedia, and Administrative support. 

Moving forward, the AVIAN team seeks to continuously improve its partnership and support of NAVAIR T&E – expanding participation in the development of test strategies, test methods, and test plans; enhancing test execution and reporting of test results; and innovating with training to sustain the expertise of the NTWL TEMPO Division workforce and help lead the evolution of its T&E processes and personnel to meet future requirements. 

“Test is at the heart of AVIAN,” Franz said. “Continuing this work binds our naval aviation T&E heritage with the future of test in NAVAIR.” 

(NAVAIR Public Release 2022-198 Distribution Statement A - "Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited”)

About AVIAN  

AVIAN (*ae-v-yin*) is an employee-owned government services small business headquartered in Lexington Park, Maryland with annual revenues exceeding $73 million.  
AVIAN provides resourceful, responsive, and reachable solutions in test and evaluation of manned and unmanned aerial, surface, and subsurface systems; program, financial, and logistics management; engineering and systems engineering; workforce development and training; communication strategy and graphic design.  
With more than two dozen Test Pilot School graduates in our workforce and a number of others with extensive operational test backgrounds, our team supports numerous T&E activities for the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD), Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).  


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