The U.S. Marine Corps Buys Two C-40 Military Ttansport Aircraft
WASHINGTON, (BM) – AAR Government Services Inc. is awarded an $118,616,793 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement, modification and delivery of two C-40 aircraft and associated peculiar support equipment and common support equipment for the Marine Corps (USMC).
This contract is for the acquisition, modification, acceptance and delivery of two Boeing 737-700 Increased Gross Weight (IGW) series commercial aircraft that will meet USMC C-9B replacement medium lift requirements and will be designated C-40A.
This statement of work (SOW) will procure and modify a 737-700 IGW series airframe and engines that will meet cargo/passenger, communication, navigation, safety and military mission system capabilities.
Naval Aviation (NAVAIR) will be responsible for the airworthiness related to the combination configuration unless the configuration falls within an existing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.
The contract will also require training the aircrew (pilots, crew chiefs and loadmasters) and training for unique equipment.
Work will be performed in Wood Dale, Illinois (79%); Indianapolis, Indiana (11%); Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (9%); Miami, Florida (1%); and is expected to be completed in September 2021.
Designed to offer mission flexibility, the C-40A is a versatile FAA-certified 737-700 convertible / “combi” aircraft, optimized to transport passengers and cargo around the globe. The aircraft can be configured to carry all-passengers, all-cargo, or a combination of both. The C-40A is part of Boeing’s C-40 series of aircraft, which also includes the C-40B and C-40C.
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Source: U.S. DoD, Boeing