FAA taps Sony monitors for STARS project

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $60 million contract to Sony Corp. of
America for monitors for its Standard Terminal Automation Replacement System.

FAA will buy 2,199 Sony DDM-2800C monitors from the Park Ridge, N.J., company under the
three-year contract, FAA contracting officer Patricia Green said.

The 20-inch, high-resolution monitors will replace the monochrome screens that air
traffic controllers now use.

Through the $1 billion STARS program, FAA is upgrading the old systems it uses to
process and display air traffic information.

The systems track all air traffic within a 50-mile radius of the country’s busiest
airports, Green said.

FAA in June delayed the STARS rollout for nine months so its design team could work out
interface problems. 

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