NASA awards USD 150m aircraft operations contract to Vertex Aerospace

Vertex Aerospace has announced NASA has awarded it a USD 150m contract for aircraft operations support at NASA´s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC) in Edwards, California, the company said.

The five-year indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, mixed contract consists of both firm-fixed price and cost-plus elements.

ASA selected the incumbent aerospace defense company to provide maintenance and modification support, as well as flight line operations, at its AFRC site and other NASA centers, as needed. Vertex was awarded the previous contract in 2013 and has since provided uninterrupted maintenance and flight line operations support for regular and special-purpose research and support aircraft at the AFRC site, deployment locations across the US, and at numerous outside world-wide sights.

During the course of the current contract, Vertex has provided pilots who have served as navigators, flight engineers, and instructor pilots, providing over 350 hours of instruction from 2013 to 2017. Transition efforts in support of this new award commenced January 17, 2020, and full performance began February 1, 2020.

Vertex Aerospace offers a global capability and complete solution for aftermarket aerospace services for government and commercial customers. T