Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc. has been awarded an $8.7 million firm-fixed-price task order against a basic contract for crew rest modification efforts on the U.S. Air Force C-32 fleet.
Fiscal 2019 and 2020 aircraft procurement funds for the task order amount will be obligated at the time of the award. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity (FA8106-16-D-0004)(FA8134-20-F-5701).
The contract work will be performed at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2022.
The Boeing C-32 is a military passenger transportation version of the Boeing 757-200 mid-size, narrow-body twin-engine jet airliner, as designated by the U.S. Air Force. The aircraft has been modified for government use, mainly a change to a 45-passenger interior and military avionics.
The C-32 was selected along with the C-37A (Gulfstream V) to replace the aging fleet of Boeing C-137 Stratoliner aircraft.
The aircraft provides transportation for United States leaders to locations around the world. The primary users are the Vice President of the United States (using the distinctive call sign “Air Force Two”), the First Lady, and the Secretary of State. On rare occasions, other members of the U.S. Cabinet and Congressional leaders have been authorized to fly aboard the C-32 for various missions. The C-32, since its debut, has also served as Air Force One in place of the larger VC-25A aircraft to airports that cannot accommodate the Boeing 747-based ‘jumbo’ jet.
The four C-32As are operated by the 1st Airlift Squadron of the USAF 89th Airlift Wing based at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.