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Vertex Aerospace Awarded $65 Million US Air Force T-1A Trainer Support Contract

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Vertex Aerospace Awarded $65 Million US Air Force T-1A Trainer Support Contract

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The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Tinker Air Force base, Oklahoma, has awarded Vertex Aerospace a $65,603,271 firm-fixed-price contract to perform Contractor Operated and Maintained Base Supply (COMBS) for the Air Education and Training Command’s fleet of T-1A trainer aircraft. This contract award follows Vertex’s prime seat awards on the U.S. Air Force Installation Contracting Center’s Aircraft Maintenance Enterprise Solution and Consolidated Rotary Wing Maintenance contract vehicles.

The Raytheon T-1 Jayhawk is a twin-engined jet aircraft used by the United States Air Force for advanced pilot training. The swept-wing T-1A is a military version of the Beechjet/Hawker 400A. T-1A students go on to fly airlift and tanker aircraft. Vertex has supported the Jayhawk trainer fleet since the Air Force procured the aircraft in 1992. Vertex will provide logistics support to over 170 T-1A trainer aircraft at five domestic U.S. Air Force bases. This award is a modification to a previously awarded contract.

Vertex Aerospace Awarded $65 Million US Air Force T-1A Trainer Support Contract
The 48th Flying Training Squadron’s fleet of T-1A Jayhawks sit on the flight line at Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. The T-1 is used in Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training for the students who are selected to fly airlift or tanker aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

“Vertex is honored to continue our 25-plus year legacy maintaining the T-1A trainer aircraft,” said Ed Boyington, Vertex Aerospace CEO and president. “During these challenging times, we continue to make safety and readiness our top priorities, allowing our warfighters to focus on mission success.”

Vertex Aerospace offers a global capability and complete solution for government and commercial customers. The mid-level aerospace Company operates in over 100 locations worldwide providing aftermarket aerospace services for more than 2,400 fixed and rotary wing airframes. Vertex’s agility, rapid deployment capability, and customer optimization have distinguished it from competitors for over half a century. With a 50 percent veteran workforce, the Mississippi-based company understands the challenges faced by the defense sector.

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