Monday, January 06, 2014
Neptune Aviation and Next Gen Contract
I admit that I am rather late in writing that on December 12, 2013 Neptune Aviation was awarded a sole-source to provide two 3,000 gallon BAe-146 jet tankers effective 2014. It is a four year contract with the option for five one-year extensions. My understanding is that the tank systems on the jets under this contract are not the same tank systems used by T-40 and T-41 in 2013. These "new" jets have reconfigured tanks. For more information see a Dec. 13, 2103 article in the Missouian and this Dec. 12. 2103 article on Fire Aviation.
For details and more documentation on the contract go to this page on the General Services Administration website.
Updated on January 8, 2014. I just found out that Neptune Aviation's contract is under protest, I wrote about it here.