Boeing has been awarded a $51.5 million U.S. Navy contract for sustainment engineering services in support of up to 17 C-40A Clipper aircraft.
The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract as awarded by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR).
Support to be provided includes sustaining engineering, engineering data, technical publications, access to and distribution of technical data and publications, and other technical support services. Work will be performed in Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed in May 2024.
The Boeing C-40 Clipper is a military version of the Boeing 737-700C airline transport. It is used by both the U.S. Navy and the Air Force, and has been ordered by the Marine Corps. The Navy C-40A variant is named “Clipper”, whereas the USAF C-40B/C variants are officially unnamed.
The Clipper was ordered by the U.S. Navy to replace its fleet of aging C-9B Skytrain IIs. It provides critical logistics support to the Navy. The Clipper is certified to operate in an all-passenger (121 passengers), all-cargo or combination (“combi”) configuration that can accommodate up to three cargo pallets and 70 passengers on the main deck.