NASA Awards Aircraft Operations Support Contract

               NASA Awards Aircraft Operations Support Contract

PR Newswire

EDWARDS, Calif., June 4, 2013

EDWARDS, Calif., June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's has selected
L-3 Vertex Aerospace of Madison, Miss., to support the operations of all
aircraft assigned to the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air
Force Base and the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in nearby Palmdale,


The cost-plus-award-fee contract takes effect July 1 following a month-long
phase-in. It covers a base period of 22 months with two one-year options and
one 14-month option. If all options are exercised, the total value will be
about $77.1 million and the period of performance will extend to June 30,

Under terms of the contract, L-3 Vertex Aerospace is responsible for
maintenance of all aircraft, aircraft engines and related ground support
equipment for Dryden's fleet of specialized research and support aircraft. The
aircraft range from motor gliders and modified commercial aircraft to former
military high-performance and one-of-a-kind research aircraft. Services
include organizational, intermediate and limited depot-level aircraft
maintenance; aircraft modification; and aircrew and flight line operations

The contract also supports aircraft operations and maintenance when those
aircraft are deployed to locations other than Dryden.

Major subcontractors identified by L-3 Vertex Aerospace include Integration
Innovation Inc., of Huntsville, Ala., and LOGMET LLC of Austin, Texas.

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