Press Release

Boeing Part of Team Selected to Provide Launch Support Services For 576th Flight Test Squadron

By SpaceRef Editor
September 6, 2001
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The U.S. Air Force selected the
team of Phoenix Management, Inc. (PMI) and The Boeing Company to
provide Launch Support Services to the 576th Flight Test Squadron (FLTS) at
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
The contract extends for five years (base
year plus four annual options).
Total contract value is approximately $10M.

PMI will provide overall Program Management, Maintenance Programs
Management, Training Services, Equipment Issue and Control, Vehicle Issue &
Control and Environmental Management Services.
The Boeing Launch Support
Services team located at Vandenberg Air Force Base (AFB) will refurbish
Minuteman Launch Facilities after Force Development Evaluation launches, as
well as perform ongoing corrosion control for Minuteman and Peacekeeper
Missile Alert Facilities and Launch Facilities located at Vandenberg AFB.

“Boeing has been developing, building and supporting Intercontinental
Ballistic Missiles for nearly 50 years,” said Allen Ashby, vice president &
general manager, Boeing BMC3 & Strategic Systems.
“We’ll take full advantage
of Boeing ICBM OEM knowledge to provide the Air Force with excellent service
and results.”

Phoenix Management, Inc. (PMI) is a small, woman-owned business
incorporated in August of 1992 to provide Government Support Services.
PMI
was awarded their first two contracts in January of 1993.
Since that time,
PMI has been the successful bidder on over forty-six contracts.
The contracts
range in scope from:
Aircraft Maintenance, Airfield Management, Gateways
(passenger processing), Air Traffic Control, Aircraft Servicing for FAA
Operations, Air Terminal and Ground Handling Operations, Base Libraries,
HAZMAT/HAZMART, Furnishings Management, Aircraft Refueling, Managing
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) T. O. Libraries, Data Logistics and
Material Control, Base Supply, Vehicle Operations and Maintenance, Transient
Aircraft Services and Transportation.
PMI has been providing a standard of
excellence in all areas of contract management unequaled in the industry.

The Boeing responsibilities will be managed by the Boeing Battle
Management Command, Control and Communications (BMC3) & Strategic Systems
organization.

The Boeing Company is the largest aerospace company in the world and the
United States’ leading exporter.
It is NASA’s largest contractor and the
largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft.
The
company’s capabilities in aerospace also include rotorcraft, electronic and
defense systems, missiles, rocket engines, launch vehicles, satellites, and
advanced information and communication systems.
The company has extensive
global reach with customers in 145 countries.

SpaceRef staff editor.