Hai Tran, CEO and Founder
The world of small and medium-sized businesses is evolving on the daily basis. What was once thought to be a landscape comprising firms that did little more than grab the low hanging fruit in their industries, has now remodeled itself to even the playing field with larger enterprises. Innovations in engineering and product implementations,along with solutions that set new industry standards, have replaced the old norms of following in the footsteps of multi-million or billion dollar organizations. In the aviation industry, Veracity Engineering is one such small-scale firm that is a thriving proof of this new age of innovation. Established almost two decades ago, Veracity has been steadfastly committed to supporting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as major air carriers, and the aviation community nationwide, in providing a broad range of technical solutions and business support services.
One of the company’s ground-breaking innovations—developed about 15 years ago—is a tool aptly named AIRPORTinsightTM. Operational in 13 major US airports, it is a surface management system designed to provide enhanced and shared situational awareness of airport surface operations and terminal activity. The tool provides secure communication for users in operations control centers, ramp towers, and gatehouses for efficient management and quick decision-making. Another one of Veracity’s solutions making waves in the aviation industry is SurfaceViewTM—an integrated radar, ADS-B, and camera-based system that provides surface situational awareness and security capabilities to small and mid-size airports without surface surveillance capabilities. “In addition to providing technical support and analytical services, we like to invest in products and technical innovations,” says Hai Tran, CEO and Founder of Veracity Engineering.
Although it is an engineering firm, Veracity’s team strives to implement the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in every service and system offered by the company. This outside-the-box approach is what lends the company leverage over its competitors, and is the facilitator for Veracitysecuring the Phase 2 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract, sponsoredby the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and AFWERX in 2019. While the aviation industry has had heavy blows dealt to it due to COVID-19 and progress in the industry has slowed down considerably, Veracity, along with the FAA, continues to create and implement new technology for federal aviation agencies such as the TSA and the Air Force.
The FAA’s new FAA Enterprise Network Services (FENS) Program is the successor to the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) program that provides the majority of the communications services used by the agency today. As the prime support contractor, Veracity works with the FAA to analyze the data trends of systems requirements, enterprise architecture, protocol specifications, and more, from the FTI to pick out suitable service providers for the new program. The organization is also a prime contractor bidding the Systems Engineering Technical Innovation Solutions (SETIS) program and has assembled a large team of reputable and influential aviation companies with proven capabilities across the SETIS Statement of Work. Veracity is the current incumbent prime contractor on the SETIS predecessor contract called the Systems Engineering 2025 (SE2025). “With the current rise in need for pharmaceutical and other remote delivery needs, Veracity aims to improve upon UAS (Unarmed Aerial Systems) technology through the SE 2025 contract,” adds Tran. In an effort to help air-to-ground communications facilities maintain a track record of system parts, Veracity has also devised a scan tool that connects warehouses from which the parts are delivered. The solution tracks everything about the components, from their lifecycle to the lowest replacement unit (LRU). Not only is the solution cost-efficient, but it also helps users better understand why aproduct fails to provide the desired output.
As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company whose services range over safety, airport operational efficiency, enterprise engineering, and research and development, Veracity Engineering is one of the fastest-growing companies in America. The team at Veracity is proficient in developing products that meet the operational needs of their aviation clientele. “Our ‘three-legged stool’ expertise, in system design, product development and system installation/ implementation, sets us apart from the rest of the crowd,” states Tran. With a massive combined experience of working with aviation technology for airports, the team is well-equipped to face nearly every challenge that the industry has to offer. Although the global pandemic has thrown a wrench into the cogs of the aviation industry, the development and progress of technology have not halted completely. When air traffic returns to its original flow, Veracity Engineering will have the latest communications and information systems at the ready for a new age in aviation.