RVA CORE CAPABILITIES
“Cleared for Takeoff”
Air Traffic Control – This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing air traffic control services to regulate the flow of air traffic.
Communication Equipment Repair & Maintenance – This U.S. Industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in repairing and maintaining communications equipment without retailing new communication equipment, such as telephones, fax machines, communications transmission equipment, and two-way radios.
Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing – This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical systems and instruments.
Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services – This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations on scientific and technical issues (except environmental).
All other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services – This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in the provision of professional, scientific, or technical services (except legal services; accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping, and related services; architectural, engineering, and related services; specialized design services; computer systems design and related services; management, scientific, and technical consulting services; scientific research and development services; advertising, public relations and related services; market research and public opinion polling; photographic services; translation and interpretation services; and veterinary services).
Current-Carrying Wiring Device Manufacturing – This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing current-carrying wiring devices.
Other Airport Operations – This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in (1) operating international, national, or civil airports, or public flying fields or (2) supporting airport operations, such as rental of hangar space, and providing baggage handling and/or cargo handling services.
Engineering Services – This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in applying physical laws and principles of engineering in the design, development, and utilization of machines, materials, instruments, structures, processes, and systems. The assignments undertaken by these establishments may involve any of the following activities: provision of advice, preparation of feasibility studies, preparation of preliminary and final plans and designs, provision of technical services during the construction or installation phase, inspection and evaluation of engineering projects, and related services.
Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services – This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing operating advice and assistance to businesses and other organizations on administrative management issues, such as financial planning and budgeting, equity and asset management, records management, office planning, strategic and organizational planning, site selection, new business startup, and business process improvement. This industry also includes establishments of general management consultants that provide a full range of administrative; human resource; marketing; process, physical distribution, and logistics; or other management consulting services to clients.
Office Administrative Services – This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing a range of day-to-day office administrative services, such as financial planning; billing and recordkeeping; personnel; and physical distribution and logistics for others on a contract or fee basis. These establishments do not provide operating staff to carry out the complete operations of a business.
Professional and Management Development Training – This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in offering an array of short duration courses and seminars for management and professional development. Training for career development may be provided directly to individuals or through employers’ training programs; and courses may be customized or modified to meet the special needs of customers. Instruction may be provided in diverse settings, such as the establishment’s or client’s training facilities, educational institutions, the workplace, or the home, and through diverse means, such as correspondence, television, the Internet, or other electronic and distance-learning methods. The training provided by these establishments may include the use of simulators and simulation methods.
Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc. is an aviation services company that specializes in air traffic control operations; communications engineering, installation, & maintenance; navigation and landing system engineering, installation & maintenance; aviation safety and CNS/ATM studies; and transportation security studies and planning. In business since 1986, we currently operate 97 air traffic control towers under the FAA Contract Tower Program. We employ over 500 air traffic controllers, engineers and technicians that are dedicated to satisfying our customers’ requirements. Our Air Traffic Control Services Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2008 Certified.
We were one of the three prime contractors that provided engineering, design, program management, and technical services as required by the FAA for the establishment, monitoring, maintenance, retrofit, upgrade, or in-service replacement of National Airspace System equipment (NAVAIDS and VISAIDS).
In addition to being the aviation consultant for general aviation security concerns for the Commonwealth of Virginia, our experts have performed Aviation Security Audits and developed Security Plans for General Aviation airports in Texas, Florida, Maryland, Oklahoma, Ohio and New York.
Our largest customer is the FAA, however we also support the Department of Defense and have performed communications installations in support of deployed Army forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. We have conducted United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) studies for communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic management in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova; aviation security studies in Uzbekistan; aviation safety studies in Bulgaria and Vietnam; air space management studies in Indonesia; and recently completed a project in Ghana Africa.
Aviation safety continues to be the salient focus of civil aviation authorities, airlines and industry throughout the world. Consequently, improving the global system must be the first priority for the aviation community. The professionals at Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc. have hundreds years of experience in all areas of aviation safety, not only in the United States, but in all regions of world. Working in partnership with individual and regional Regulatory Authorities, RVA specialists have assisted the respective agencies in meeting their international obligations as signatories to the Chicago Convention and members of the International Civil Aviation Organization. RVA has supported major aircraft and equipment manufacturers to insure that their products are operated safely and efficiently by their clients. In the critical areas of aviation legislation, regulations, operations, airworthiness, personnel licensing, technical qualifications, airline certification, inspector handbooks and manuals, RVA provides expertise, training and essential services in all facets of air safety oversight. Recently, the experts at RVA have worked on or are currently involved in projects in Poland, Bulgaria, Vietnam, Ghana and Uzbekistan to enhance the aviation safety posture of those countries.
The RVA staff are experts in the development, engineering and installation of the Navigation and Visual Aids that make safe aircraft movement possible. Most of our engineers are former FAA staff and have extensive experience in all facets of establishment engineering, installation, commissioning, maintenance, sustainment engineering, decommissioning, and disposal, to include:
Instrument Landing System, Mark-20A
Instrument Landing System, Mark-1F
Instrument Landing System, Mark-1D/E
Localizer Course, LOC
Instrument Landing System, AMS-2100
Approach Lighting System, ALSF-1
Instrument Landing System, SSALR
Tactical Air Navigation System, TACAN
Approach Lighting System, ALSF-2
Approach Lighting System, MALSF
Approach Lighting System, MALSR
Approach Lighting System, MALS
Approach Lighting System, PAPI
Approach Lighting System, REILS
Approach Lighting System, ODAL
Distance Measuring Equipment, DME
Emergency Engine Generators
Very High Frequency, Omni Range, VOR
Simplified Direction Finder, SDF
Visual Approach Slope Indicator, VASI
Runway Visual Range, RVR
Locator, Outer/Middle/Inter Marker, LOM
River Reference Light DCA
Obstruction Lighting and Identification
Non Directional Beacon, NDB
Remote Radio Control System, RRCS
Remote Control Outlet, RCO, UHF/VHF
RVA provides turnkey engineering and installation services for air traffic control equipment and facilities. RVA engineers and technicians have completed projects at locations across the U.S. and in several other countries, including the installation of systems necessary for support of combat troops in the Middle East.
RVA installs antenna systems, meteorological systems and displays, communications consoles, UHF/VHF air/ground communications systems, digital recording systems, back-up power systems, ATIS digital voice announcement systems, entry control systems, cordless signal light guns, and most other systems/services used by air traffic control facilities and air traffic controllers.
Additional installations have been completed for a variety of other applications such as specialized services for E-911 systems with digital voice recorders. RVA has successfully installed a complete digital recording system for the Huntsville, AL 911 Emergency Center. This process involved the procurement of the appropriate recording system with the installation of multiple software packages to increase the systems capabilities and completing the installation while maintaining present requirements of their old system and transitioning to the new.
RVA is able to respond to a variety of customer Systems Maintenance requirements by maintaining a large data base of personnel with numerous years of FAA and DOD training and on-the-job experience maintaining NAVAIDS, Visual Aids, Radar and Air Traffic Control Communications Systems in the National Air Space System. Our data base of technicians and engineers includes personnel in nearly every state.
Presently RVA has maintenance contracts at over 14 airports nationwide. These locations use RVA for a variety of maintenance requirements. Some customers choose to have their air to ground radio systems certified once a year while others participate in the quarterly preventive programs where factory settings are checked and maintained for proper operating functionality. RVA supports our maintenance locations with priority call out assistance when unexpected equipment malfunctions occur or emergency situations come about.
RVA has extensive experience in aviation and technical training. Most of our engineers and technicians are former FAA Airway Facilities employees and can provide the knowledge and experience needed to comply with FAA system maintenance directives and other FAA requirements. They have worked programs and projects from system development to the introduction of new equipment into the NAS through maintenance, sustainment, and removal from the NAS. RVA can also provide training that will provide the expertise and knowledge necessary to maintain the legacy equipment that remains in the field. Our personnel can serve as trainers as well as assisting with maintenance as needed. If you need a special course or seminar on a particular system, component, or technology, members of our staff of over 100 airway facilities technicians and engineers can accommodate you.