U.S. Air Force Gulfstream Aerospace C-37B
U.S. Air Force Gulfstream Aerospace C-37B

Gulfstream Aerospace Awarded $696 Million Contract for US Air Force Special Missions Support

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, announced that it has been awarded $696 million in contracts from the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for engineering services support and contractor logistics for C-20 and C-37 aircraft. The Engineering Service Contract (ESC) represents a $612 million, 10-year renewal of a prior ESC. The contractor logistics support (CLS) award for $84 million exercises Option Year Four of an existing CLS contract, bringing its cumulative face value to $594 million. With the ESC contract, Gulfstream provides dedicated resources supporting C-20G, C-37A and C-37B aircraft for the U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy.

“Gulfstream is grateful for the continued confidence the U.S. government has in our program,” said Leda Chong, Gulfstream’s senior vice president for Government Programs and Sales. “What started as an engineering services contract for nine C-20 U.S. Air Force aircraft 20 years ago has evolved into a support contract for a 23-aircraft fleet. Our dedicated engineers and technical support experts look forward to supporting and ensuring the success of the U.S. military’s special missions.”

A U.S. Air Force Gulfstream Aerospace C-20B from the 89th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., performs touch-and-go landings at Atlantic City International Airport, N.J., April 16, 2013. Atlantic City IAP is the home of the 177th Fighter Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

“Gulfstream Customer Support has been proud to provide services for the U.S. government for many years,” said Derek Zimmerman, president of Gulfstream Customer Support. “The engineering services contract is a prime example of Gulfstream’s ability to collaborate across functions to provide the strongest support in the industry, and we are excited to partner closely with the U.S. government for another decade.”

Gulfstream will perform the work in Savannah, Georgia; Joint Base Andrews, Maryland; Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington, D.C.; Hickam Air Force Base and Marine Corps Base, Hawaii; and Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Gulfstream’s government program and special missions office provides engineering services, aircraft modifications, configuration management, data delivery and publication management. Gulfstream Customer Support provides field services and technical operations support. 30 countries have chosen Gulfstream for their head-of-state transport, and 10 more nations have relied on Gulfstream to convey other leadership personnel and VIPs.

An 89th Airlift Wing C-37B aircraft is parked on the ramp prior to flight, Nov. 2, 2018, Joint Base Andrews, Md. The 89th AW is the only unit in the Air Force to operate the Gulfstream Aerospace C-37B Gulfstream 550 aircraft, aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston)