Cavan Solutions has been selected to receive the Air Traffic Control Association’s (ATCA’s) 2022 Outstanding Achievement Award for Small Business. The award recognizes outstanding achievement or contribution that enhances the quality, safety, or efficiency of air traffic control. Cavan Solutions, a woman-owned small business and Prime Contractor on the FAA SETIS and PSS contracts, has provided technical support to advance NAS and ATC quality, safety, and efficiency since 2017. Our strong team of engineers, analysts, and ATC SMEs casts a large footprint for a small company. The breadth of Cavan’s work supporting FAA initiatives includes conducting industry-leading analysis of UAS cargo operations authorization and NAS integration, developing the first Urban Air Mobility Concept of Operations approved by the FAA, advancing ATC efficiency through TBFM airspace adaptation, and improving safety and efficiency through wake turbulence mitigation research.
Cavan is grateful to our nominators who have taken the time to recognize the outstanding support provided by Cavan Solutions’ employees.
We are honored to be the premiere aviation small business recognized by ATCA, and Cavan is committed to the FAA’s success advancing the National Airspace System.
Cavan Solutions launched a free website, RISE, with real-time NAS tactical deviation insights. RISE is built using CavanReports, our cloud-deployed, web services data integration and analytics platform that integrates FAA SWIM data, weather data, aeronautical information, and value-added metrics (e.g., wind miles flown, airborne holding, diversions, missed approaches). The free capability reports on tactical deviations at KATL, KDEN, KDFW, KJFK, and KORD and includes visualizations, flight animations with weather overlays, and tabular data. RISE is updated every 15 minutes. For additional information, visit RISE or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cavan Solutions is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the FAA Systems Engineering and Technical Innovative Solutions (SETIS) contract. The multi-award IDIQ contract has a contract ceiling of $2.3B and a 10-year period of performance if all options are exercised.
Cavan and its exceptional team will provide National Airspace System (NAS) Modernization and Air Traffic Management (ATM) support to the FAA NextGen Organization. The broad range of services encompassed by the program include Future NAS Research and Development; Innovation Support such as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) and Commercial Space; Systems Engineering and Integration; Integrated Laboratory Support; Automation, Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance Support; Safety; Aviation Weather; Cybersecurity; Cloud Computing; Data Analytics; and Program Planning and Management.
“We are proud to be among the premiere aviation companies selected for a SETIS award. The contract will help the FAA chart the future of aviation for the next decade and Cavan is very excited to be part of that important work” said CEO Mary Pritchard. “Cavan and our SETIS partners are committed to the FAA’s success advancing the National Airspace System.”
Cavan Solutions has been named a Washington Post 2022 Top Workplace in the small business category! Announced on Friday, June 17, 2022, this news can be viewed at the Washington Post site.
Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through anonymous third-party surveys which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. This year’s honorees include government contractors, real estate firms, health service providers, and tech companies. The Post’s survey identified the 200 highest ranked workplaces in the region based on 65,538 employee responses about their own company. More than 7,122 area companies were invited to participate.
“The Post’s Top Workplaces list is now in its ninth year and continues to highlight the companies in the Washington-area that employees deem to be leaders in company satisfaction and engagement,” said Washington Post Top Workplaces editor Dion Haynes.“ Each year, the leaders at these companies are commended for their leadership and collegiality, qualities which have increased in importance to employees with the last few years of heightened transition and change.” We are proud to count Cavan among this exclusive list of companies.
Frank Anstett recently joined Cavan Solutions as Vice President and Deputy CEO. Frank brings a wealth of operations management and business strategy expertise gained over 25 years at both large and small businesses. His extensive FAA experience spans from Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance and Automation systems to Safety, R&D, and acquisition support. With this background, he will quickly integrate into the Cavan Team and add his talent to expand Cavan’s aviation portfolio. CEO Mary Pritchard stated “We are excited to have Frank join the Cavan Team. He’s a respected industry leader whose energy and know-how will be a force multiplier as Cavan continues to grow and extend our support to the FAA.” Frank will be based in Cavan’s Washington DC headquarters.
Cavan Solutions is pleased to announce they have been awarded the FAA Program Support Services (PSS) contract. The multi-award IDIQ contract has a combined contract ceiling of $1.04B and a 7-year period of performance if all options are exercised.
The exceptional team that Cavan has assembled will provide a broad range of technical and professional services to the FAA Air Traffic Organization’s Program Management Organization. These critical support services span FAA strategic programs in Air Traffic Management; Decision Support Systems; Surveillance and Navigation Services; Terminal, EnRoute, and Oceanic Automation Systems; Communications, Information, and Network Programs; Aviation Weather; and Aeronautical Services.
"We are pleased to have been selected to partner with the FAA to continue the evolution of the world’s most complex air transportation system” said Mary Pritchard, Cavan Solutions CEO. “Cavan and the stellar group of seasoned aviation companies that form our winning team are committed to the FAA’s success advancing the National Airspace System (NAS) into the future.”
Cavan Solutions has been named a Washington Post 2021 Top Workplace in the small business category! This news was announced on Friday, June 18, 2021 and can be viewed at the Washington Post site.
Selection is based solely on employee feedback gathered through anonymous third-party surveys which measured several aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection. This year’s honorees include government contractors, real estate firms, professional and business services, law firms and tech companies. The Post’s survey identified the 200 highest ranked workplaces in the region based on 65,500 employee responses about their own company. More than 3,500 area companies were invited to participate and 413 were surveyed.
“Now in its eighth year, The Post’s Top Workplaces list continues to highlight the companies in the Washington-area that are leaders in company satisfaction and engagement,” said Washington Post Top Workplaces editor Dion Haynes. “Throughout the past 15 months, these companies have had to make quick decisions in order to keep their employees safe while also balancing productivity and efficiency, and their employees have taken note of this great work.” We are proud to count Cavan among this exclusive list of companies.
NASA Selects Teams for Fourth Round of University Research Projects - Innovations in areas of aeronautical research such as Advanced Air Mobility, electrified aircraft propulsion, and hypersonic flight will be explored by teams of university faculty and students recently selected to participate in NASA’s University Leadership Initiative (ULI).
Cavan Solutions was selected as part of the team led by the University of Texas, Austin. The team will develop a theory and concept of operations that could be used by the Advanced Air Mobility community to help verify if their concept of autonomous cargo operation could work and if it makes economic sense to deploy on a large scale.
Team members include Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge; Morgan State University in Baltimore; and Cavan Solutions in Washington, DC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
Cavan Solutions was awarded a task to support En Route Second Level Engineering National Adaptation Group with TBFM evaluation and testing.
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.
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.