The Vertex Company has been awarded a contract valued up to $850 million to support test aircraft for the US Navy, providing aircraft maintenance to the Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL).
As per the contract, Vertex will provide support for the NTWL’s five squadrons comprising of a range of fixed-wing, rotary and unmanned aircraft. These aircraft perform a variety of test and evaluation missions and the US Naval Test Pilot School.
“Vertex looks forward to working closely with Naval Test Wing Atlantic to maintain the aircraft used to test and evaluate emerging capabilities for the naval aviation community,” said Navy Test Pilot School graduate Ed Boyington, President and CEO of The Vertex Company.
Under the new contract, Vertex will provide organizational-level maintenance to rapidly repair and maintain aircraft to meet testing needs. Vertex will also provide a limited amount of specialized intermediate-level and depot-level maintenance.
“Vertex Aerospace and Defense Services provides quality maintenance that helps the US Military realize high operational availability of aircraft,” said Richard ‘Vinny’ Caputo, President of Aerospace and Defense Services at The Vertex Company. “We provide the know-how to make timely maintenance decisions that deliver high levels of readiness.”
Most of the work is expected to occur in Patuxent River, Maryland. The new contract has a period of performance of one year with six additional one-year options.