An F/A-18E Super Hornet performed at the Vectren Dayton Air Show, captured in this 2018 file photo. GE Aviation operations in Vandalia produces alternative generators for the fighter jet. FILE

GE Aviation in Vandalia lands $27 million Navy job

Area construction company also wins work at Wright-Patt

GE Aviation in Vandalia has landed a nearly $27 million U.S. Navy contract for work on the F-18 jet, and a local construction company has won a nearly $14 million contract for work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

GE Aviation Systems LLC, doing business as GE Aviation, has been awarded $26,583,200 for a firm-fixed-priced delivery order under a previously awarded agreement for the procurement of 101 generator converter units used on the F/A-18 aircraft.

All work will be performed in Vandalia, and will be completed by January 2025, the Department of Defense said this week.

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Fiscal 2020 working capital funds in the amount of $26,583,200 will be obligated at the time of the award, the department said.

The Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support, in Philadelphia, Pa., is the contracting activity.

Also this week, Messer Construction Co. — based in Cincinnati with offices in Kettering and across the country — was awarded a $13,960,000 firm-fixed-price contract for replacement and relocation of an existing fuel farm, used for fuel storage, at Wright Patterson.

Four bids were received for the job, the Defense Department said.

Work will be performed at Wright Patterson with an estimated completion date of June 17, 2021.

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