Another US Air Force tanker contract over-turned

Alabama Aircraft Industries, formerly Pemco, has just announced that the KC-135 program depot maintenance contract has been overturned by the US Court of Federal Claims. Alabama Aircraft has been fighting the US Air Force ever since Boeing won the contract more than a year ago. The company lost its protest to the Government Accountability Office, but appealed to the US court. They’ve apparently won their case. According to Alabama Aircraft, the court has stated: “The Air Force must resolicit the procurement and take the necessary steps in a new solicitation to address explicitly the role of an ever-aging KC-135 fleet.”

This is obviously another huge blow to the USAF acquisition and tanker communities, and possibly a stunning victory for Alabama Aircraft’s ongoing David vs Goliath battle over the PDM contract.

More to follow as the story develops … 

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