Pilots who file flight plans and get weather briefings through DTC DUAT may lose the ability to do so through DTC in a week, the company warned pilots on its website July 8.
The FAA awarded the direct user access terminal services (DUATS) II contract to Lockheed Martin and CSC in May, establishing a 60-day transition period for customers of existing provider DTC DUAT. When that transition period ends July 16, DTC may not be able to file flight plans and access complete weather data for briefings from the FAA.
While DTC said on its website that it has filed a formal protest to keep providing the service, it’s unclear whether the FAA will allow DTC continued access to its weather data and flight plan filing networks. AOPA will provide updates on this news when available, and DTC users should check the DTC website for updates as well.