WBJ: Chicago firm wins $143.7 million contract for McConnell work

By: Daniel McCoy - Wichita Business Journal
By: Daniel McCoy - Wichita Business Journal

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WICHITA, Kan. (WBJ) — Archer Western Aviation Partners of Chicago, Ill., has won a $143.7 million contract for work at Wichita’s McConnell Air Force Base that will help get the facility ready to receive the new KC-46A tanker.

According to a posting from the U.S. Department of Defense (first item on the list), the work will involve the construction of of a three-bay general maintenance hangar, two-bay corrosion control and fuel cell hangar, general purpose hangar, and aircraft parking apron.

The work is expected to be complete March 2017.

The work is part of $219 million for projects in fiscal year 2014 that will begin to get McConnell ready to serve as the main operating base of the new Boeing-built tanker.

Check out Friday’s weekly edition of the Wichita Business Journal for much more on what the tanker will mean to McConnell and the surrounding community.

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