Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an $8,733,007 firm-fixed-price task order FA8134-20-F-5701 against basic contract FA8106-16-D-0004 for crew rest modification efforts on the Air Force C-32 fleet. Work will be performed at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2022. Fiscal 2019 and 2020 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $8,733,007 will be obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.
The Boeing C-32 is a military passenger transportation version of the Boeing 757-200 as designated by the United States Air Force. The four C-32As are operated by the 1st Airlift Squadron of the 89th Airlift Wing. They are available for use by the vice-president (using call sign Air Force Two), the first lady and members of the cabinet and congress. They are also used by the President (using call sign Air Force One) if the destination is too small to take the larger VC-25.
The C-32 provides transportation for United States leaders to locations around the world. The primary users are the Vice President of the United States (using the distinctive call sign “Air Force Two”), the First Lady, and the Secretary of State. On rare occasions, other members of the U.S. Cabinet and Congressional leaders have been authorized to fly aboard the C-32 for various missions. The C-32, since its debut, has also served as Air Force One in place of the larger VC-25A to airports that cannot accommodate the Boeing 747-based ‘jumbo’ jet.
The C-32 is a Boeing 757—a mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner—that has been modified for government use, mainly a change to a 45-passenger interior and military avionics. The first aircraft was delivered to the 89th Airlift Wing at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland in late June 1998. The additional two aircraft, designated C-32B, have been modified with aerial refueling equipment and extended range fuel cells giving them a 6,000 nmi (6,900 mi; 11,000 km) range.