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Cherokee Nation 3S employee recognized by FAA


TULSA, Okla. – The Federal Aviation Administration recently recognized CN3S’ Aaron Fletcher for his role in supporting the agency’s new weather observation platform.

Fletcher serves as a program manager supporting CN3S’ partnership with the FAA and its Aviation Surface Weather Observation Network Technology Refresh Team, helping integrate the new Automated Weather Observing System Model-C.

“Since 2015, CN3S has served a ke​y role in integrating AWOS-C systems in air traffic locations across the nation,” said Fletcher. “We are proud to have collaborated on this project and look forward to continuing our growing relationship with the FAA.”

The technology refresh team has renewed service life and reduced operating costs of more than 200 automated weather stations by reconfiguring each into the new AWOS-C standard. The systems are manufactured, tested and maintained at a CN3S facility in Pryor until final configuration and delivery to the field.

Fletcher’s Certificate of Appreciation, issued and signed by FAA Director of Enterprise Services Malcom Andrews, recognizes the CN3S employee for his “hard work, support and significant contribution” to the program.

“We are very proud of Aaron,” said Ryan Wasmus, CN3S operations general manager. “This award is an excellent demonstration of his continued success as a project manager, as well as a great example of the ongoing trend of praise and high regards that we continually receive from his clients and onsite project staff.”

The Federal Aviation Administration is responsible for the safety of civil aviation. The Federal Aviation Act of 1958 created the agency under the name Federal Aviation Agency. The agency later adopted its present name in 1967 when it became part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Its mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.

Cherokee Nation 3S provides personalized support services to government and commercial clients. The company has proven expertise in navigating the competitive and tribal 8(a) acquisition environments while supporting industries such as mission, information technology, environmental and medical support. CN3S is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses.