Beechcraft To Protest $427.5M Air Force Contract

Law360, New York (March 8, 2013, 5:43 PM EST) -- The successor company to the bankrupt Hawker Beechcraft Corp. said Friday that it plans to formally protest the U.S. Air Force’s $427.5 million contract for light air support to a Sierra Nevada Corp. venture, saying it was “perplexed” that its lower bid was unsuccessful.

Beechcraft Corp. said it had met with Air Force officials since losing the contract last week but wasn’t satisfied that the contract, meant to provide light air support aircraft to the Afghan air force, had been awarded fairly.

“Following our debrief with...
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