The aircraft is also the first U.S.-made A321ceo to enter Frontier’s fleet. The airline has previously taken direct delivery of six A320neos from Airbus’s Mobile production facility. ALC is the eighth U.S.-based customer to receive aircraft from Mobile. (Post)
United Technologies is splitting into three independent companies after sealing its $23 billion acquisition of aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins.
The three companies will be United Technologies, which will house its aerospace and defense industry supplier businesses of Pratt and Whitney and Collins Aerospace Systems; Otis, the maker of elevators, escalators and moving walkways; and the Carrier air conditioning and building systems business.
The separation is expected to be completed in 2020. UTC has an operation in Foley, Ala. (Post)
Contracts – F-35
Pratt and Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., was awarded a $399.8 million modification to a previously awarded contract. This modification provides for performance based logistics sustainment in support of the F-35 Lightning II F135 propulsion system for the U.S Navy; U.S Air Force; U.S. Marine Corps; Non-U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) participants, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Work will be performed in East Hartford (73 percent); Oklahoma City, Okla. (18 percent); Camari, Italy (3 percent); Eglin Air Force Base (AFB), Fla. (2 percent); Edwards AFB, Calif. (1 percent); Hill AFB, Utah (1 percent); Luke AFB, Ariz. (1 percent); and Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C. (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2019. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity. … Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded an $18.5 million modification to a previously awarded contract. This modification exercises the ordering period for the first option year and provides for emerging capabilities and analysis systems engineering activities to include programmatic and logistics tasks that will analyze the F-35 air system's ability to meet future operational requirements, investigating cost and weight reduction program options, and conducting modeling and simulation activities. Work will be performed in Fort Worth and is expected to be completed in December 2019. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.
Raytheon Co. Missile Systems Division, Tucson, Ariz., was awarded an $18.7 million contract for High-speed Anti-Radiation Missile targeting system contractor logistics support services. Work will be performed in Tucson and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2019. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. … L3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., was awarded a $97.5 million contract for contractor operated and maintained base supply of the Air Education and Training Command fleet of 178 T-1A trainer aircraft. Work will be performed at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Vance AFB, Okla.; Columbus AFB, Miss.; and Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla., with an expected completion date of Nov. 30, 2019. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Tinker AFB, Okla., is the contracting activity. … Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta, was awarded a $12 million contract to exercise option one in a previously awarded contract for T-6A aircraft kit production and installation. Work will be performed at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.; Vance AFB, Okla.; Laughlin AFB, Texas; Sheppard AFB, Texas; Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., and Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph, Texas, and is expected to be completed by Jan. 1, 2020. Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., is the contracting activity. … Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, was awarded a $20.5 million modification to increase the ceiling of a previously awarded contract for additional Joint Performance Based Logistics support for the Marine Corps MV-22 and the Air Force and Special Forces Operations Command CV-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (46.6 percent); Philadelphia, Pa. (41.4 percent); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. 6.1 percent); Oklahoma City, Okla. (4.3 percent); and St. Louis, Mo. (1.6 percent), and is expected to be completed in January 2019. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.