The Air Force has awarded Cessna Aircraft a $10.8 million contract for three airplanes and support and training, according to a notice e-mailed by the Department of Defense this week.
The notice said the firm, fixed-price contract is for a used Cessna Citation 550 Bravo jet and two Cessna 208B Grand Caravan EX turboprop airplanes. Cessna is also to convert the aircraft for aeromedical use, the notice states, as well as provide spare parts, tooling and support equipment, and pilot and maintenance training.
The notice said the contract is for foreign military sales, and the pilot and maintenance training is to “also be provided for Argentine Army personnel.”
A spokeswoman for Textron Aviation, which owns Cessna, said in an e-mail that she didn’t immediately have any additional information on the contract.