Boeing has received a $16 million contract for upgrade and support for C-32 military passenger aircraft, the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) has announced.
The DoD said that Boeing Co. has been awarded a $16,072,212 contract for engineering support services for C-32 interior refresh second aircraft.
The C-32A interior requirements are for an appearance more commensurate with presidential section of the VC-25A. The requirements necessitate a combination of the following: upgraded interior elements; refurbished interior elements; painting and cleaning; replacing double-seat configuration with triple-seat configuration, aft of Door 3.
Work will be performed in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and various locations, and is expected to be completed by Aug. 8, 2019.
The Boeing C-32 is a military passenger transportation version of the Boeing 757-200 that has been modified for government use, mainly a change to a 45-passenger interior and military avionics. The C-32 provides transportation for United States leaders to locations around the world. The primary users are the Vice President of the United States (using the distinctive call sign “Air Force Two”), the First Lady, and the Secretary of State.
Also, the Defence News reported that the U.S. Air Force is looking to replace three aircraft — the E-4B command post, the Navy’s E-6B command post and C-32A executive airlifter — under the purview of a single program known as NEAT.
The C-32A aircraft are relatively new, having entered service in 1998.