Contractor change for NAS Corpus Christi jobs

September 8, 2011 5:30:28 AM PDT
A contractor change could affect about 450 jobs in a federal aircraft maintenance program at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi.

Sikorsky Support Services Inc., a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has notified the Texas Workforce Commission that its jobs will end Oct. 31, when the maintenance and logistics contract expires. The work involves T-34, T-44 and T-6 aircraft.

Company spokesman Paul Jackson says the Navy decided it would continue the work with a different contractor.

Federal records show the new contract was awarded last month to Mississippi-based L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace. The contract is worth $452 million for work at several bases, including Corpus Christi.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times ( ) reported Thursday that it's not clear whether the current jobs will transfer to L-3.

Company representatives have declined comment.

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