Vertex Aerospace Transitions NAVAIR E-6B CLS Contract – Onboards Current Employees

MADISON, Miss. (December 3, 2020) – Vertex Aerospace, LLC was recently awarded a $881, 982,979 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) task order to provide supply chain management for the E-6B Mercury aircraft in support of U.S. Naval Air Systems Command requirements. The scope of the contract includes furnishing and delivering materiel required to support Organizational and Depot level maintenance and aircraft modifications.

The contract was previously awarded to IAP Worldwide Services and is carried out at four domestic locations. Vertex’s intent is to hire all active, qualified IAP employees from the E-6B CLS contract and initial contract transition activities started December 1, 2020.

“The award of this CLS contract gives Vertex the opportunity to extend our innovative logistic services further throughout the Navy with the ultimate goal of increasing aircraft readiness,” said Kelly Miller, Vertex Aerospace Logistics senior vice president. “We value the expertise of the current contracted employees and plan to hire all who are qualified for continuity and to ensure continued mission success for our warfighters.”

The IAP contract ends January 31, 20201 and Vertex’s period of performance start date is February 1, 2021. There will be no gap in employment for any active IAP employees onboarded with Vertex. Current IAP employees of the E-6B CLS contract can apply to their current contract position here to begin the Vertex onboarding process.

Contract performance will take place at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland; Tinker AFB, Oklahoma; and Travis AFB, California.

About Vertex Aerospace
Vertex Aerospace offers a global capability and complete solution for government and commercial customers. The mid-level aerospace Company operates in over 100 locations worldwide providing aftermarket aerospace services for more than 2,400 fixed and rotary wing airframes. Vertex’s agility, rapid deployment capability, and customer optimization have distinguished it from competitors for over half a century. With a 50 percent veteran workforce, the Mississippi-based company understands the challenges faced by the defense sector. More information can be found at


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