Mission Critical Operations

Creating essential solutions to advance legacy operations and mission readiness

We develop, implement, and modernize processes for mission-critical operations, driven by technical excellence, with the goal of improving safety and efficiency in the federal government.


Integration of new aviation entrants such as Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM), Urban Air Mobility (UAM), Commercial Space, High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE), and Supersonic Transport (SST) commercial operations into the National Airspace System (NAS) presents opportunities for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to adapt operations and evolve automation, procedures, and processes. LST brings operational experience from the aviation industry to help develop pathways to integrate the new mission profiles and functional constructs through engineering, information management, technical application, and evolution strategies to evolve legacy operations into the future. We work across all areas of NAS operations, ensuring the individual activities of integration are complementary and the data necessary for NAS operations are converted into usable information for FAA and industry. We work with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop concepts, explore the associated technical and operational challenges and opportunities, and provide the best solutions for NAS operations to maintain the pinnacle of safety and efficiency.

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Air traffic management

With a robust understanding of NAS operations and knowledge of research products and updated automation and procedure plans to enhance NAS, we help operationalize the future vision of ATM. We incorporate diverse new entrants and diverse mission profiles to bring our customers’ missions to life. 

NAS Automation Systems

As the FAA makes decisions regarding future investments in its NAS automation systems, LST offers valuable support from a system-wide perspective. Where there once was a fit-for-purpose approach to each NAS system, there is now an information-centric approach where data engineering practices can be implemented to support technological efficiencies across automation systems. This practice of analyzing data first to understand its business purpose goes beyond a specific phase of flight and gets to the core of the operational need. Our operational expertise and engineering support throughout the investment lifecycle ensures the concept is accurately defined by the requirements, architected within the NAS enterprise infrastructure, and supports future operations technically and operationally.

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Infrastructure & Communications

Communications in the NAS rely on an extensive infrastructure that includes antennae and voice switches in urban and remote parts of the country. These systems require regular surveys, maintenance, and replacement as components age or become obsolete. We provide full lifecycle support for these components and regularly perform surveys, maintenance, and cutovers to newer technologies. Our technology specialists, technicians, and engineers have expertise across telecommunication systems, components, and design.


Institutionalizing a culture of resiliency within an organization requires policies, guidance, processes, tools, and metrics that inform executive-level decision-making and address the most significant issues for prevention, response, and recovery. LST pairs a multi-dimensional, comprehensive framework for assessing and tracking critical infrastructure with models and tools supporting vulnerabilities and mitigation analysis. Analytical tools enable operational risk assessments and complex “what-if” analyses, leading to system and infrastructure improvement recommendations. Our approach helps organizations identify critical components and potential threats, minimize consequences, and hasten response and recovery efforts.

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