Integic to upgrade FAA system

Integic Corp. won a $12 million contract to modernize the airman certification program for the Federal Aviation Administration's Civil Aerospace Medical Institute.

The enhancements aim to keep up-to-date certification of the physical fitness of more than 650,000 airmen and 40,000 air traffic controllers. Officials expect the program changes to reduce paperwork — the institute gets 2,000 applications a day and 190,000 pages of related material each month because the certifications need to be updated every six to 36 months.

Integic is helping upgrade the institute's Document Imaging Workflow System for electronically submitting, managing and processing medical certification applications. All pilots who fly in U.S. airspace and all air traffic controllers cleared to direct air traffic must have these certifications.

The workflow system incorporates millions of pages of paperwork dating back to 1960 into a single digital repository. Institute and company officials are working together so that the system can address a wider variety of needs, including:

Managing the ongoing participation of aviation medical examiners along with their caseloads.

Monitoring and managing the health care histories of an even broader population of pilots that fall under the institute's authority.

Conducting real-time data mining to uncover unique health concerns.

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