Gulf Coast aerospace

Contract: Raytheon, $21M
Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Ariz., has been awarded a $21,000,000 modification
(P00004) to the ceiling amount of the previously-awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-
quantity contract (FA8675-15-D-0135) for advanced medium range air-to-air missile system
improvement program software architecture and design risk reduction efforts to counter
evolving threats. This modification provides an increase in the maximum ordering amount of
the contract, from $50,000,000 to $71,000,000, to facilitate new task orders. Work will be
performed in Tucson, Arizona. All orders under this contract will be placed on or before Sept.
30, 2019 with a period of performance not to exceed Sept. 30, 2022. No additional funds are
being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Eglin Air
Force Base, Fla., is the contracting activity. (Source: DoD, 01/10/19)

Airbus posts first jobs for A220 line
MOBILE, Ala. - Airbus is seeking its first candidates to fill manufacturing positions for its
newest assembly line in Mobile. The positions are the first wave of production jobs announced
for the company’s A220 aircraft assembly line. The open positions include aircraft
structure/installation mechanics, installers for aircraft cabin furnishings and aircraft
electricians. Successful candidates for all positions will participate in several weeks of training
at AIDT in a combination of classroom and on-the-job training. Some candidates will also have
the opportunity for on-the-job training with the company’s manufacturing team in Mirabel,
Canada before returning to Mobile. Production on the first aircraft begins in Q3 2019. In
addition to the positions for the new A220 production facility, Airbus is also hiring for similar
production positions in its current A320 production facility. In total, the company expects to
hire approximately 600 new employees over the next 18 months.For a full job description of all
the positions and to apply, go to (Source:
Airbus, 01/09/19)

A220 incentives details emerge
MOBILE, Ala. - Details have begun to emerge on the incentives that will be offered to Airbus
as it builds a new jet assembly line in Mobile, including $4 million in cash from the city and an
equal amount from Mobile County. That $8 million, plus an unknown value in tax abatements
and fee waivers, is spelled out in a project agreement on Tuesday's Mobile City Council
agenda. While the council will have the option of immediate action, normal procedure will be
for it to lay the measure over for a week's consideration before voting. Meanwhile, a county
spokesperson confirmed that the Mobile County Commission will consider its approval of the
measure at its discussion meeting this Thursday for a presumed vote at its regular meeting
on Jan. 14. (Source:, 01/07/19)

Two airlines order A220s
MOBILE, Ala. - Two airlines have made orders for the new A220 passenger jet that will be
assembled in Mobile. JetBlue, which received the first A321 assembled at the first Airbus final
assembly line in the U.S., has confirmed an order for 60 A220-300 aircraft to be produced in
Mobile, according to Airbus. Also, a low-cost carrier code-named Moxy Airlines, confirmed an
order for 60 A220-300 aircraft, according to Airbus. The A220 is being produced in a
partnership between Airbus and Canadian manufacturer Bombardier in a deal reached last
year. Construction of a new final assembly line to assemble the A220 aircraft is expected to
begin later this month at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. The first plane is expected to be
delivered in 2020. (Sources: Airbus (release 1, release 2) WKRG, WPMI, WALA, 01/03/18)

Contract: Risk Mitigation, $95M
Risk Mitigation Consulting Inc., Destin, Fla., is awarded a maximum amount $95,000,000
indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for mission assurance assessments of
installation/facilities infrastructure and facility-related control systems for the Department of
the Navy. The work includes, but is not limited to the collection and evaluation of data
concerning the criticality of facilities, utilities, industrial control systems, and supporting
infrastructure based on mission impacts, probable threats and hazards, and degrees of
vulnerability to determine the overall risk posture of the asset. Work will be performed at
various Navy and Marine Corps installations at various locations within the Naval Facilities
Engineering Command, Atlantic area of responsibility, both inside and outside the
continentalU.S., including, but not limited to, California (24.6 percent); Virginia (13.0 percent);
Florida (10.1 percent); Maryland (7.2 percent); Washington (5.8 percent); Hawaii (4.3
percent); Texas (4.3 percent); South Carolina (4.3 percent); Washington, District of Columbia
(2.9 percent); North Carolina (2.9 percent); Mississippi (2.9 percent); Georgia (2.9 percent);
Tennessee (1.5 percent); Rhode Island (1.5 percent); Pennsylvania (1.5 percent); New York
(1.5 percent); New Jersey (1.5 percent); Louisiana (1.5 percent); Indiana (1.5 percent); Illinois
(1.5 percent); Connecticut (1.4 percent); and Arizona (1.4 percent). The term of the contract
is not to exceed 60 months with an expected completion date of January 1, 2024.  Fiscal 2019
operations and maintenance (Navy) funds in the amount of $10,000 are obligated on this
award, and will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. Future task orders will be primarily
funded by operations and maintenance (Navy and Marine Corps). This contract was
competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website and Federal
Business Opportunities website, with six proposals received. The Naval Facilities Engineering
Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (N62470-19-D-2002). (Source:
DoD, 01/02/19)