AAR Aircraft Services--Costs, B-291670.6, May 12, 2003 * REDACTED DECISION
B-291670.6: May 12, 2003
The protests were clearly meritorious. Detailed performance and design requirements were identified for the aircraft. A number of the aircraft makes/models that may be proposed to meet this specification are available in different "dash numbers" (for example: Boeing 737-300 and 737-400 or MD-83 and MD-88). Engines installed on these aircraft can have different "dash numbers" (for example PW JT8D-217A and . All of which were stated to be equal in value: aircraft acceptability. Offerors were informed that "[a] comparison should be made with the requirements of . . . Including one that would provide a Boeing 737-300 model aircraft. /2/ Initial proposals were evaluated by the agency's Technical Evaluation Team.