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The procurement of two Aviation Weather and Notice to Airmen Systems (AWANS) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) cost about $6.3 million. AWANS is a computerized system designed to aid flight service station specialists in briefing pilots and filing flight plans. AWANS was developed because of the need to modernize the labor intensive and paper-oriented flight service station. According to FAA, AWANS demonstrates that a station can be automated and that a specialist using the system can improve the quality of pilot briefings.

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