Boeing Wins EC-130 Aircrew Training Contract

Boeing Aerospace Operations, Inc. has been selected by the U. S. Air Force to provide aircrew training and courseware development services to support the EC-130 E/H aircraft programs at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz.

Valued at about $10 million, the contract was awarded by Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., and is for one base year with four one-year options.

The EC-130E aircraft, the Airborne Battlefield Command and Control Center, provides an airborne battle staff to control air-to-ground combat operations. The EC-130H Compass Call aircraft is an airborne electronic combat platform.

"We are pleased to continue to expand our logistics support services with the Air Force," said Glenn Hess, Boeing Aerospace Operations acting president. "We have worked extensively with the Air Force in the aircrew training and courseware development area, so it's exciting for us to add the EC-130 E/H program to our list of programs."

The contract phase-in starts Oct. 1, 1998, and requires a workforce of about 30 people, all of whom will be located at Davis-Monthan AFB.

Boeing Aerospace Operations provides aerospace support services to Department of Defense and NASA customers. The organization is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company and a part of the company's St. Louis-based Aerospace Support business segment.



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