GE Aviation has been awarded a three-year performance-based logistics (PBL) contract from the US Navy to provide repair, replacement and programme support for F414 engine components of the F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G Growler aircraft.
The $576m multiyear procurement arrangement will provide operational readiness requirements for the F414 fleet through the US Navy Fleet Readiness Center.
The company has also been allocated $58.4m to extend the F414 Fleet Support contract through June 2011 with negotiations for a multiyear deal also being discussed.
The US Navy has gained lower acquisition costs with improved readiness through the PBL contracts.
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The company’s facilities in Lynn plant, New Hampshire, Vermont, North Carolina, Kentucky, US, will provide parts for the PBL contract.
The twin F414 engines power F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers and about 1,000 F414 engines have been delivered to US Navy to date.