I’m one of those affected civil servants - privatized in the name of deficit/debt reduction...except I really don’t see how it’s going to save the taxpayers money. Most of my coworkers are going to the private contractor for the same salary and roughly the same benefits and pension ( those that aren’t will need to be replaced, with the attendant costs) the planes still need the same maintenance and fuel; the only thing that is extra is the profit for the (large, multi-national) company that has picked up the contract. I’ll believe the savings when I see an honest accounting of them....
1. Profit incentive makes private orgs more efficient (typically).
2. Competition incentivizes innovation, efficiency, improvement and better service.
3. Your company will do well if it wants it's contract renewed.
4. The private benefits package is likely cheaper.
5. Easier to cancel or rework your contract than to lay off unionized government workers.
6. Removes or reduces political interference.