In The News: How Sierra Nevada Corp. Is Starting To Build The Next Doomsday Fleet

Aviation Week, May 22, 2024 -Less than one month after winning its biggest contract, Sierra Nevada Corp. has delivered the first round of required designs and is preparing for the arrival of its first 747-8i to be modified as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Survivable Airborne Operations Center program.

SNC in late April received an engineering and manufacturing development contract worth up to $13 billion to replace the service’s aging E-4B Nightwatch fleet. SNC has purchased five 747-8is from Korean Air Lines to start building the fleet, and the first is expected to arrive in Dayton, Ohio, within weeks.

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Ayse Caglar

Vice President