Neptune withdraws their protest of air tanker contracts

Neptune Aviation has dropped their protest of the contract awards for next-generation air tankers. The protest held up the issuing of the contracts that were originally announced by the U.S. Forest Service on May 6. Fire Aviation has more details.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.

2 thoughts on “Neptune withdraws their protest of air tanker contracts”

  1. Or maybe if Udall has any “bright ideas” to ignore contract protests, maybe he ought to think Neptune be a good bargain for the Colorado Front Range

    But this thinking is only coming from a pogue forester with a commercial pilots license…

    Again…what do we know??

  2. I’m betting that Neptune is not quitting yet: if the other folks can’t meet the contract-required time frames, it’s a whole new ball game, or the protests/lawsuits will fly if the USFS attempts to extend the timelines. Yogi said “it ain’t over until it’s over”, and that may be the story of the “Next-Gen” air tankers too?


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