Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Air Force awards contract for T-38C structural modifications

CPI Aero Inc., Edgewood, N.Y., has been awarded a $49 million contract for T-38C Pacer Classic III (PC III) aircraft modification kits.

The T-38 aircraft has undergone a number of structural retrofit programs since its initial acquisition by the U.S. Air Force. Each of these retrofit programs has either replaced or repaired major structural components within the T-38 fuselage. The PC III program will replace major longerons, bulkheads/formers, internal skins and structural floors.

The contractor, CPI, will provide 74 aircraft kits used for structural modifications to sustain the T-38C aircraft. The work will be performed in Edgewood and is expected to be complete by Feb. 23, 2021. The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, organized the contract award.

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