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AECOM Partners with FAA to Support National Airspace System Operations; Lara Poloni, Karl Jensen Quoted

Lara Poloni President AECOM
Lara Poloni, President, AECOM

AECOM has partnered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support critical national airspace system operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported on Monday. To date, AECOM has completed 63 tasks in 23 states. 

“We're excited by the opportunity to support this nationwide work which is so critical to the aviation industry, and the passengers who use their services,“ said Lara Poloni, AECOM's president. “Our dedicated professionals are proud to support the FAA's mission to keep America flying“”mobilizing quickly and demonstrating each day a deep commitment to quality and safety.“

AECOM's team of environmental and disaster response experts, supported by the company's disinfection partners, began helping the FAA maintain continuity of airspace operations after the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. Since the company began work, AECOM has completed disinfection tasks overnight to minimize disruptions.

The company has leveraged its knowledge of FAA facilities, disaster response teams that have demonstrated experience in rapid mobilization, and industrial hygiene and hazardous materials expertise, under the partnership.

In addition, AECOM has established resource teams across the country are able to respond to project sites within hours of notification from the FAA. The company's detailed project procedures and safety protocols are implemented in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

“Our team has really stepped up to help our government clients navigate new challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic,“ said Karl Jensen, executive vice president of AECOM's national governments business line. “An innovation mindset is embedded in AECOM's company culture and that, coupled with our long-standing partnership with the FAA, has enabled our nimble response as we help implement effective solutions to maintain vital operations.“


AECOM (NYSE:ACM) is the world's premier infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle ““ from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. 

We partner with our clients in the public and private sectors to solve their most complex challenges and build legacies for generations to come. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of approximately $13.6 billion in fiscal year 2019.

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