Boeing Vies for Jayhawk Work

Boeing has submitted a proposal to the Air Force to provide contractor logistics support services for the T-1A training aircraft fleet, the company said in a release earlier this month. The Air Force is expected to choose a contractor for this work for an eight-year term next summer. If selected, Boeing said it would provide field service personnel, manage a parts warehouse, issue and replace parts, and overhaul major aircraft components for 179 T-1As at five bases: Columbus AFB, Miss., Laughlin AFB, Tex., Randolph AFB, Tex., Vance AFB, Okla., and NAS Pensacola, Fla. The company already provides CLS for platforms such as the C-40, E-4B, KC-10, and T-38. The T-1A, which entered service with the Air Force in 1993 and passed a million flying hours in 2005, is used in specialized undergraduate pilot training for students selected to fly airlifters or tanker aircraft. It also is used to support navigator training.