Recent News

June 2020

Cavan Solutions is a Washington Post 2020 Top 200 DC Workplace in the small business category! This news was announced on Sunday, June 14, 2020 and can be viewed at the Washington Post site.

Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through anonymous third-party surveys which look at employee satisfaction and workplace culture among other items. The Post’s survey identified the 200 highest ranked workplaces in the region based on employee responses about their own company. More than 3,500 area companies were invited to participate and 406 were surveyed. The resulting rankings will be announced on October 14, 2020.

“Now in its seventh year, The Post’s Top Workplaces list continues to highlight the companies that are leaders in the Washington-area in terms of employee engagement and satisfaction,” said Washington Post Top Workplaces editor Dion Haynes. “We had a record number of employees participate in the survey this year, making it clear that these organizations have made cultivating an atmosphere of support and respect a priority.” We are proud to count Cavan among this exclusive list of companies.

March 2020

Cavan Solutions, as part of the Booz Allen Hamilton SE2020 team, was awarded a 1.5 year task order to support Urban Air Mobility (UAM) Concept and Systems Engineering Development. Cavan will support concept development, systems engineering, human factors, analyses, and prototyping for UAM.

February 2020

Cavan is proud to announce that Chuck McAleavy is the recipient of the Cavan Solutions Founder’s Award for 2019. The Founder’s Award is named in honor and memory of our co-founder Tom Pritchard – a very smart and humble person. This award is presented to the person who accomplishes great things in an understated way.

Chuck exemplifies the spirit of the Founder’s award. He works behind the spotlight deploying TBFM, a critical, highly visible NAS capability, in the most complex airspaces out there.  Chuck leads by example, and you see the benefits of that in the accolades showered on his team.

December 2019

Cavan Solutions was awarded a 4-year contract to support the FAA’s NextGen Portfolio Management & Technology Development Directorate (ANG-C) UAS Concept Validation and Requirements Development and Wake Program. Cavan will support achievement of the UAS and Wake program objectives associated with the concept development, engineering, and investigation of these concepts, technologies, practices, and associated capabilities.

September 2019

Cavan Solutions is pleased to announce that Alice Quinn has joined our Executive team as a Senior Vice President. Alice joins us following a long and successful tenure at Northrop Grumman and TRW where she led teams of up to 750 employees supporting federal, state, commercial, and international customers in technology development and program operations. She has deep roots in the FAA community. We are happy to have her as part of Cavan’s fast growing team.

July 2019

Cavan Solutions is proud to announce that Lori DeLorenzo has joined the advisory board for the Aviation Community Foundation (ACF).  ACF is dedicated to supporting the nation’s top youth aviation education programs and students with the mission of Launching 1,000,000 Flight Plans for Life. Through the Flight Plans for Life initiative, ACF is providing supportive environments, life-changing experiences, scholarships, and career pipeline opportunities for those in under-served, at risk communities. While exploring Cavan sponsorship opportunities with ACF Executive Director Jamie Helander, Lori was offered an opportunity to join the advisory board.  Lori said “Jamie was interested in my ideas about the program, and their mission resonated with me.  Aviation changed the course of my life and this opportunity gives me a chance to give back.   I’m excited to be part of the program and for the chance to help others find their future through aviation.”

April 2019

Cavan Solutions is proud to announce that John Fergus, Greg Juro, Robert, Staudenmeier, and Danny Vincent were part of the group that received the NASA 2018 Associate Administrator Awards for Technology and Innovation. The group award is for the Airspace Technology Demonstration-2 (ATD-2)/Integrated Arrival, Departure, and Surface (IADS) Field Demonstration Team. The team has successfully fielded and tested the first-of-its-kind IADS system at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. This air traffic management (ATM) decision support system addresses airspace and airport congestion problems in an integrated fashion, across a broad set of air transportation domains, operators, and air traffic functions. The ATD-2 Team established and operated a fully functioning NASA ATM laboratory at a major U.S. airport, gained the enthusiastic and full cooperation of the external stakeholder community, and performed a technical evaluation of the IADS concept in multiple operational facilities. This evaluation already is demonstrating notable improvements to the predictability and operational efficiency of the U.S. air transportation system in metroplex environments.

February 2019

Cavan is proud to announce that David Rojas is the recipient of the Cavan Solutions Founder’s Award for 2018. The Founder’s Award is named in honor and memory of our co-founder Tom Pritchard – a very smart and humble person. This award is presented to the person who accomplishes great things in an understated way.
David exemplifies the spirit of the Founder’s award. He quietly excels on his projects, goes above and beyond to advance corporate initiatives, and embodies the ethos of collaboration and teamwork.

January 2019

Cavan has completed several key projects for the FAA Air Traffic Organization (ATO) Operational Concepts, Validation, and Requirements AJV-7 organization supporting UAS concept development and NAS integration. In response to a Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) request, Cavan developed an Operational Services Environment Description (OSED) and Concept of Operations for Mode C Veil small UAS (sUAS) cargo delivery operations. Additionally, Cavan developed operational concepts for UAS ATC clearance delivery mechanisms in Class B Airspace. Both of these tasks completed on time and within budget.

June 2018

Cavan Solutions is excited to be a part of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) team which has been awarded the NASA Academic Mission Services (NAMS) contract to deliver new concepts, tools, and technologies related to aeronautics, science, and aeroflightdynamics.

The contract is for $193 million and is a five-year period of performance.

Cavan Solutions will lead the ATM-X Testbed Support task. The Testbed’s core purpose is to conduct high-fidelity, real-time, human-in-the-loop and automation-in-the-loop simulations of current and proposed future air traffic concepts.

June 2018

Cavan Solutions is proud of Mark Vincent, our summer intern, for his recognition by Baylor University Hankamer School of Business for blending his classroom learning with industry experience to develop his professional skills.

April 2018

Congratulations to Kevin Aurandt for his recognition by RTCA for contributions to DO-365, Detect and Avoid Minimum Operational Performance Standards Phase I (DAA MOPS) and DO-366, Minimum Operational Performance Standards (MOPS) for Air-to-Air Radar Detect and Avoid (DAA) Systems Phase 1.

April 2018

We are excited to announce that Cavan Solutions is part of the winning team selected for the NASA Technical Services for Aerospace Modeling and Simulation III (SimLabs III) contract to support aerospace systems modeling and simulation facilities at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.  The contract is for $62.8 million over a 5-year period of performance. Services provided under this contract include: systems engineering; software development and systems administration; aerospace engineering and applications programming; graphics programming; simulator hardware and mechanical systems engineering and operations; safety and mission assurance; configuration management; outreach and subject matter expert recruitment; and related contract management functions.

January 2018

Cavan is proud to announce that John Robinson is the recipient of the Cavan Solutions Founder’s Award for 2017. The Founder’s Award is named in honor and memory of our co-founder Tom Pritchard – a very smart and humble person. This award is presented to the person who accomplishes great things in an understated way.

John has done incredible things in just 4 months. He concurrently established Cavan’s engineering approach to TSAS adaptation and provided exceptional and innovative operational data analysis to support FAA programmatic decisions.

December 2017

Cavan Solutions acquired Flatirons Solutions’ Government Services line of business. The deal adds a wealth of human capital and contract assets to Cavan’s expanding aviation portfolio. This business unit has provided systems and software engineering, integration, and analytics support services to FAA, NASA, and other Federal agencies for nearly two decades. This includes supporting modernization of most of the FAA’s major air traffic management systems, concept development and integration work on emerging NextGen technologies, and specialty areas including System Wide Information Management, enterprise architecture, cybersecurity, safety, and aeronautical data management. Cavan Solutions CEO Mary Pritchard described the transaction as a critical step in Cavan’s strategic growth plan. “I am very excited about the addition of Flatirons to the Cavan team. The talented staff and breadth of contracts will have a multiplying effect on our expansion to new customers and ability to help the FAA effectively address NAS integration challenges now and well into the future”.

December 2017

Cavan Solutions has moved into our new office space at Capital Gallery. Our location is conveniently located across the street from FAA Headquarters. Come see us at 600 Maryland Ave SW, Suite 370E, Washington, DC, 20024.

August 2017

Cavan Solutions was awarded a task to support En Route Second Level Engineering National Adaptation Group with TBFM evaluation and testing.

July 2017

Cavan Solutions was awarded a contract to support the FAA ATO Operational Concepts, Validation, and Requirements Directorate (AJV-7) in evaluating concepts and developing requirements for UAS integration.

April 2017

Cavan Solutions was awarded a contract to assist with strategic, acquisition, and technical programs within the FAA PMO (AJM-3) including assisting the FAA Controller Training Contract (CTC) program and the head of the Enterprise Services Directorate.