Pegasus gets a home

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  • By Capt William-Joseph Mojica
  • 916th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
The Army Corps of Engineers announced that the KC-46A Hangar contract for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the 916th Air Refueling Wing was awarded Thursday, September 28 to Walbridge-Aldinger LLC of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The $56.5 million contract will demolish an existing hangar and construct a new 181,000 square foot two-bay hangar to house corrosion control, wash rack operations, fuel systems maintenance, aircraft maintenance shops, and various administrative functions for the new KC-46A aircraft.

Additionally, a second contract was awarded on Monday, September 25 to Southeast Cherokee Construction, Inc., a Women-Owned Small Business based out of Montgomery, Alabama.

This $9.6 million construction contract will renovate four existing facilities to accommodate various KC-46A mission functions to include a fuselage trainer, aircraft support equipment, flight simulator, boom operator trainer, supply storage areas, and other aircraft maintenance requirements.

The 916th Air Refueling Wing will host a groundbreaking ceremony in the coming weeks. When the ceremony is scheduled, an official invite will be distributed.

Please see the attached release for additional information regarding Seymour Johnson Air Force Base and the 916th Air Refueling Wing being selected as the third KC-46A main operating base.