Boeing Defence Australia has won a $70 million contract to sustain Australia’s fleet of C-17A Globemaster aircraft.
The contract, which is for an initial five-year term, commences in October 2017 and includes management of services, provision of integration, engineering, and maintenance.
The company’s Vice President and MD Darren Edwards said the agreement strengthened Boeing’s commitment to being a ‘responsive in-service support partner of choice for the RAAF’.
“Boeing Defence Australia has a proven model for optimal in-service support, operating under a single-management framework that sees Boeing and Commonwealth employees working in close collaboration to manage all current and future fleet requirements,” Mr Edwards said.
“This contract builds on Boeing’s position as a leader in sustainment services, providing support to more Australian Defence Force aircraft than any other company.”
Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said the arrangements to maintain the C-17A aircraft will create twelve new jobs in Queensland.
“The new arrangement replaces some elements of the existing sustainment arrangements with the US Government, while keeping Australia in the global supply system for C-17,” the Minister added.
“This contract rationalises Australian unique support services and ensures a cost effective, flexible and modern sustainment management arrangement both now and into the future.”