Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Vertex wins helo trainer contract

Mississippi-based Vertex Aerospace has been awarded a $71.3 million contract to provide maintenance and logistics services for helicopters at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, a center of helicopter training for the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. The contract covers the initial year of work by Vertex, but includes options for six additional years that would bring the total contract value to more than $471 million. Vertex Aerospace will have maintenance responsibilities for both the aging fleet of TH-57A Sea Rangers used for pilot training along with the replacement helicopters, the Leonardo TH-73A. (Sources: multiple, including Northwest Florida Daily News, 03/18/21. Naval Technology, 03/09/21) Previous