CSC AWARDED $162 MILLION CONTRACT FROM NASA TO PROVIDE AVIATION SERVICES
News Release -- September 08, 2009
FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 8 -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) announced today that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the company a contract to continue providing 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 30-month contract value to $162 million. The original Johnson Space Center contract was awarded to CSC in 1994.
Under the terms of the agreement, CSC will continue to provide comprehensive maintenance and modification services for aircraft supporting NASA programs. These services, which include 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. CSC will also provide flight operations, technical data management and T-38 Depot Maintenance Services as required by the agency.
"With nearly 50 years of aviation operation and maintenance support, CSC has the experience to provide mission-critical support to NASA," said Alan Weakley, president of CSC's North American Public Sector Applied Technology Group. "We are proud of the role CSC plays to help ensure the safe transport of the Shuttle astronauts and their families to and from every mission."
Among the aircraft CSC will maintain are the two Boeing 747s specially modified to transport the Space Shuttle, several Gulfstream jets modified to simulate the flight characteristics of the Space Shuttle, NASA's fleet of T-38 trainers and other unique aircraft used by NASA.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended July 3, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.