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NASA Has Awarded The Contract To Vertex Aerospace

NASA Updates Awards Contract for Aircraft Operations Support

NASA has awarded the contract to Vertex Aerospace LLC of Madison, Mississippi, for aircraft operations support at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in a Edwards, California, and other NASA centers, as needed.

The five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a value of $150 million and begins March 1.

NASA Has Awarded The Contract

Vertex will support all NASA-assigned aircraft operations, including maintenance, modification, and flight line operations.

The NASA has awarded the Aircraft Maintenance, Logistics, Integration, Configuration Management and Engineering (ALICE) contract to Yulista Tactical Services, LLC in Huntsville, Alabama.

The contract includes a cost-plus-award-fee baseline with the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity award-fee and fixed-fee task orders. The contract base period of eighteen months begins March 1, 2018, and is followed by a 1 - year option and a 15-month option. The total maximum value of the contract is a approximately $264 million. 

The ALICE contract provides is support for the Flight Operations Directorate at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and aircraft based at Ellington Field in Houston, a forward operating location in El Paso, Texas, the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, and a other locations, as required. Yulista will provide the flight operations services and aircraft maintenance, as well as engineering and operational support for a variety of airframes, engines and support equipment.

The Flight Operations Directorate is a home to Johnson’s aircraft operations and is responsible for planning and executing human spaceflight missions. This includes a training and support of astronauts, flight directors and flight controllers.

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