ECIJA advises Pilatus on Spanish Ministry of Defense public tender for €226m

ECIJA has advised Swiss company Pilatus Aircraft Limited, a worldwide aircraft manufacturer, and consulting firm Europavia, on the public tender to supply the Spanish Air Force Academy with 24 jet training aircraft to replace the current Casa C-101, for a value of €225 million

The bidding process ended on January 30th, when the Spanish Ministry of Defense and the Swiss company Pilatus signed the contract for the aircraft acquisition, after the appeal filed by American company Textron Aviation Inc. before the Central Court of Contractual Appeals against the resolution of the Spanish National Armament Directorate (DGAM) was rejected, awarding the procurement contract to Pilatus. 

In this process, ECIJA not only defended Pilatus before the Central Court of Contractual Appeals, but also advised the Swiss manufacturer on all phases of the tender. The advice was led by Eduardo Cardona and Cristina Santiago, partner and manager, respectively, of ECIJA’s Public and Regulatory Law area.

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