FALLS CHURCH, Va., 9 Sept. 2009. CSC won from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) a contract to provide aviation services through the Johnson Space Center Aircraft Maintenance and Modification Program. The new contract has a six-month base period and two 12-month options, bringing the total estimated value to $162 million.
CSC first won a Johnson Space Center contract to provide services in 1994.
Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will continue to provide maintenance and modification services for aircraft supporting NASA programs. These services--such as micro-gravity testing and Space Shuttle pilot training--will be performed on aircraft assigned to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas; the Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.; and the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va. Collectively, the aircraft assigned to these centers represent more than 80 percent of NASA's fleet, says a representative.
CSC will also provide flight operations, technical data management, and T-38 Depot Maintenance Services.
Among the aircraft CSC will maintain are two Boeing 747s specially modified to transport the Space Shuttle, Gulfstream jets modified to simulate the flight characteristics of the Space Shuttle, NASA's fleet of T-38 trainers, and more.