King Aerospace awarded US DOE contract


King Aerospace has been chosen as prime contractor for supply chain and aircraft support services for US Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) aircraft maintenance operations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The contract is estimated at US$28m in total, and comprises an initial one-year base period and four one-year renewal options.

“We are honored by the Department of Energy’s selection of King Aerospace,” said Jarid King, president of King Aerospace Companies. “Our team stands ready and able to support the NNSA Service Center’s critical mission with high-quality services delivered on time and on budget – no excuses.”

Contracted services include aircraft maintenance support and logistics for NNSA’s fleet of Boeing 737-400 passenger/cargo (Combi) and DC-9 Combi aircraft. Work will be performed by a dedicated King Aerospace program team and is scheduled to begin on May 16, 2019.

NNSA’s mission includes maintaining and enhancing the safety, security and effectiveness of the US nuclear weapons stockpile without nuclear explosive testing; working to reduce the global danger from weapons of mass destruction; providing the US Navy with safe and effective nuclear propulsion; and responding to nuclear and radiological emergencies in the USA and abroad. NNSA’s fleet transports nuclear weapons components, nuclear limited-life components and federal-agent taskforces.

“As a prime contractor in the global government and defense market, King Aerospace understands the vital, time-sensitive nature of aircraft support services,” said Greg Mitchell, vice president of government services at King Aerospace. “Our services have stood the test of time because we are loyal to our cornerstone principles and a culture based on servant leadership and proactive problem solving.”

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