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Up to $230M to L-3 for C-9 Aircraft Support

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C-9B Skytrain II(click to view full) L-3 Communications Link Simulation and Training (L-3 Link) division recently announced a $43.7 million contract from the U.S. Navy to serve as prime contractor on the C-9 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program. In conjunction with their partners Goodrich Corporation Aviation Technical Services division, Pacific Gas Turbine Center, and Patriot Aviation Services, they will be responsible for overall program management encompassing aircraft depot support, engine depot support, and site support for 24 C-9 aircraft. There are also a pair of C-9 aircraft operated by NASA to support reduced gravity studies (aka. “Vomit Comets”). Should the U.S. Navy exercise 4 additional one-year contract options, the potential contract value of the C-9 CLS program could grow to approximately $230 million. Work will take place at 6 U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force installations: Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, WA; NAS Oceana, VA; NAS Atlanta, GA; NAS Willow Grove, PA; Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, NC; and Scott Air Force Base, IL. C-9A Nightingale(click to view full) The C-9s are military variants of the Super 30 stretched DC-9 short-haul passenger jet, and were built from the mid-1960s through the mid-1990s. The C-9A Nightingales […]

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