CGH Completes Significant NOTAMs Improvements

For Immediate Release: November 1, 2015


CGH Technologies, an information engineering and management support company located in Washington, D.C. with a workforce spanning 38 states, announced that significant new functionality had been completed for the Federal NOTAM System (FNS) NOTAM Search application. This includes advanced search and sort features, searching NOTAMs along the flight path, and also a beta version of visual map. This was done following the recommendation from the NOTAM Improvement Panel to comply with the Pilot’s Bill of Rights. “Helping the Federal Aviation Administration comply with Congressional mandates such as the Pilot’s Bill of Rights is one of our top priorities,” said CGH President Cindy Troutman.

CGH is the technical contractor involved in the design, development and implementation of the technical architecture of the new modern platform for NOTAMs called FNS. The goal of this program is to provide a fully digital solution that significantly improves how Notices to Airmen (NOTAMs) are created and distributed nationwide. This is a significant undertaking, considering that the prior NOTAM System had not changed much over the past fifty years, despite playing a critical role in protecting the NAS.

The FNS system is used by various stakeholders including Airports, FAA’s Technical Operations, Flight Service Stations (FSS), the Department of Defense (DoD), and numerous other aviation consumers. The FNS generally publishes a NOTAM in fewer than one second, and provides a single-stop shop for all NOTAMs. In addition, the digital capture of the NOTAMs information and the ability to automatically publish it in multiple formats enables the NOTAM to be graphically represented, which is a major improvement for airmen. The FNS system also makes available both user and machine interfaces, which allows data to be available to mobile devices such as iPhones, Android-based devices, and iPads.

CGH has developed numerous applications to support the distribution side of FNS. These include search applications for both the web and machine interfaces, to ensure delivery and notifications for FAA facility users. The entire FNS (entry and distribution) is designed for future adaptation to a service-based architecture (SOA).

All functionalities are modularized as services so that they can be orchestrated using an enterprise service bus that virtually eliminates point-to-point interaction. This makes FNS compliant with the requirements of the System Wide Information Management (SWIM) architecture.

FNS is built on a scalable and adaptable framework. This provides maximum flexibility for future changes and advancements, and meets upcoming global standards for aeronautical information exchange, thus maximizing communication and safety in the skies.

In 2011, the ComputerWorld Honor Awards Program recognized CGH for creating this Safety/Security solution and for using information technology to promote and advance public welfare, contribute to the greater good of society, and change the world for the better. In 2012, the Association for Enterprise Integration (AFEI) presented CGH Technologies, Inc. with the top industry Excellence in Enterprise Information Award for the work performed on modernizing the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In the same year, the American Biographical Institute presented CGH President Cindy Troutman with the “Outstanding Female Executive Award for Aviation Technical Solutions.”

CGH Technologies, Inc. is a Washington D.C.-based woman-owned engineering and management support company that specializes in developing solutions to improve operational efficiencies for both their U.S. and international clients. These solutions include management and organizational consulting, GIS and spatial technologies, data fusion, cloud computing, custom web and mobile applications, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions, physical and cyber security, facilities management and engineering, and modernization and standards integration.

For more information, contact CGH at or 202-554-7774.