US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Norfolk District awards $40 million aviation maintenance training facility contract

Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Office
Published June 7, 2019
Updated: June 7, 2019
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Adam Arafat, 128th Aviation Brigade instructor, shows U.S. Air Force Airman Tyler Barlow, 633rd Force Support Squadron force management apprentice, the inner-workings of a an AH-64 Apache helicopter during a tour at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. June 2, 2017. The tour offered Airmen, assigned to the 633rd FSS, a chance to see what life is like as a 128th Avn. Bde. Advanced Individual Training student. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Adam Arafat, 128th Aviation Brigade instructor, shows U.S. Air Force Airman Tyler Barlow, 633rd Force Support Squadron force management apprentice, the inner-workings of a an AH-64 Apache helicopter during a tour at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. June 2, 2017. The tour offered Airmen, assigned to the 633rd FSS, a chance to see what life is like as a 128th Avn. Bde. Advanced Individual Training student. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kaylee Dubois)

FORT NORFOLK, Va. -- The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced a $40 million contract awarded yesterday to Virginia-based S.B. Ballard Construction Company.

The company will be responsible for building an aviation maintenance training facility on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

The structure is slated to contain classrooms and open-bay training areas for rotary aircraft. The building is intended to host instruction by the 128th Aviation Brigade (AVB), but be maintained by the 633rd Air Base Wing.

“This project will directly impact our Soldiers’ ability to train,” said Johnathan Jones, Norfolk District project manager. “We’re supporting our nation’s warfighter by offering them the modern facility necessary for optimal instruction.”

Execution was made possible by mission partners – the installation’s 733rd Civil Engineer Division and 128th AVB.

Norfolk District provides innovative engineering solutions, in collaboration with partners, to deliver water resources, military, interagency, environmental and disaster-response programs that make communities, the commonwealth of Virginia and nation a better place to work and live.