Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A-29 contract canceled

The Air Force is canceling a $355 million contract to Sierra Nevada Corp. of Sparks, Nev., and Brazil's Embraer to build 20 Super Tucano A-29 light support aircraft, citing problems with documentation. The Air Force said it will investigate the December award for the planes to be used in Afghanistan. A stop-work order was issued in January after Hawker Beechcraft of Wichita, Kansas, filed suit when its AT-6 was kept out of the competition. (Sources: multiple, including Reuters, Dayton Daily News, Wall Street Journal, 02/28/12) Sierra Nevada and Embraer planned to assemble the planes in Jacksonville, Fla. Previous post