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Industry Day: Contracted Air Services (CAS), Propeller Aircraft Airborne Threat Simulation

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


This Special Notice update is for information planning purposes only and shall not be considered as an invitation for bid, request for quotation (RFQ), request for proposal (RFP), or as an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor participation in the Industry Day or contractor responses to this notice. Interested parties need not participate in the Industry Day nor respond to this notice as a prerequisite for responding to the final RFP.

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Specialized and Proven Aircraft (PMA- 226), Contracted Air Services (CAS) program is issuing this notice to publish draft sections of the RFP as well as to share the intent to conduct an Industry Day for CAS Propeller Aircraft Services. The CAS Propeller Aircraft Services effort will provide the Department of the Navy (DoN) Fleet and program customers with a wide variety of airborne threat simulation capabilities to train shipboard and aircraft squadron weapon systems operators and aircrew. The purpose of the Industry Day is to provide industry with the opportunity to review the DRAFT RFP Sections A, B, C, H, J, L, M, Attachment (1) Performance Work Statement (PWS), Attachment (2) DD-254, Attachment (3) Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP), and Attachment (4) Government Furnished Property (GFP) and for NAVAIR to have a two-way dialogue with industry regarding concerns, suggestions and comments.

Industry Day is a mechanism where interested parties can gain more insight into NAVAIR’s proposed acquisition. The Government will present a briefing with an open forum, to address questions. A limit of 30 minutes will be allowed for one-on-one discussions after the open forum, if requested by the potential offeror. Both large and small businesses are encouraged to attend.


DATE: Tuesday, 12 July 2022

TIME: To be provided upon receipt of RSVP

LOCATION: Charlotte, NC Address to be provided upon receipt of RSVP

A virtual option will be available through Microsoft Teams. An RSVP is still required to receive the link to join virtually.


Please note the following regarding the Industry Day:

1. Arrive 15 minutes early for registration

2. Bring identification

3. Cell phones, tape recorders and videos are prohibited

4. NAVAIR intends to discuss the following areas:

a. General capabilities of aircraft services being sought.

b. Industry concerns with DRAFT RFP Sections A, B, C, H, J, L, M, Attachment (1) Performance Work Statement (PWS), Attachment (2) DD-254, Attachment (3) Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP), and Attachment (4) Government Furnished Property (GFP).

c. Contract structure/CLIN structure recommendations.

d. Expected cost per Flight Hour (FH) (may be discussed during 30 minute one-on-one discussions if preferred).

e. Other areas/information that industry may wish to discuss.

5. RSVPs are required in order to attend. Please send RSVPs to: Brad Dioguardo,, John DiJoseph, and Rhonda Link, no later than 2:00pm EDT 6 July 2022. Please include the name, e-mail address, title, and phone number of all individuals that will be attending, in addition to the request for a 30 minute one-on-one discussion, if preferred. Please note due to space available, contractors will be limited to 3 attendees per vendor.

The DRAFT RFP sections contain publicly releasable, unclassified documentation, which is posted herein.  All subsequent Draft RFP documents and publicly releasable information will reside on the System for Award Management (SAM). It is recommended that interested Offerors check the site frequently for any updates.

Note: Vendors may also submit any additional non-proprietary questions via email to Brad Dioguardo,, John DiJoseph, and Rhonda Link prior to the Industry Day event. If time allows, the Government will address these questions during the event. Ultimately, all questions and responses prior to/ or during the Industry Day will be posted to after the event.


July 12
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)


To be given upon registration

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