04 Maret 2014

GE Aviation Awarded $230m Contract Extension with DMO in Support of the RAAF

04 Maret 2014

GE F404 engine (photo : vnfawing)

GE Aviation today announced a $230 million extension to its contract with the Defence Materiel Organisation in support of the Royal Australian Air Force. The extended agreement lengthens GE support of the GE F404 engine through to 2022.

The GE F404 engines power the RAAF fleet of 71 Classic Hornets based in Williamtown, outside of Newcastle in New South Wales. The 148 F404 engines have flown over 640,000 engine hours since the F404 engines began service in 1985.

As part of the contract, GE will continue to manage all off-wing maintenance of the engines, including local and off-site repair, troubleshooting assistance, engineering, warehousing, transportation and logistics planning and management of subcontractors.

GE Aviation Regional Executive, Max York, said: “We are pleased to extend the RAAF contract for the maintenance of Classic Hornet F404 engines until 2022. This was the first long-term international military support contract for our business, and is set to be the longest and most comprehensive in the GE Aviation military service business.

“The F404 and the F414 engines we supply to the RAAF are recognised as the leading engines for combat aircraft globally. Our defence partners operate in challenging environments and we look forward to supporting the F404 engines for the next seven years and beyond,” Mr York said.

GE’s initial contract with RAAF was signed in 2008 and supports both the F404 and F414 engines. Since 2008, the F404 have flown over 100,000 engine hours.

(General Electric)

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