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Honeywell wins logistics and maintenance contract

2nd November 2012 - 16:32 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Honeywell will continue to provide logistics support for auxiliary power units (APUs) for the global aircraft fleet of F/A-18 A-G (including F/A-18 Australian F/G models), P-3, and C-2 aircraft, as well as F/A-18 main fuel controls (MFC) and the P-3 engine-driven compressor (EDC). The company was awarded a follow-on five-year contract, worth $181 million, by the NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support (WSS), which was announced on 31 October.

Honeywell has supported multiple products, including APUs, on US Navy applications for NAVSUP WSS via a unique Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) programme since 2000. It performs the work under Public-Private Partnership (P(3 )) with the depot workforce at the US Navy's Fleet Readiness Center-East at Cherry Point, and FRC-Southeast Jacksonville.

According to the company, the programme aims to sustain on-time delivery of products to the field, increase on wing for all products and improved overall platform availability, eliminate intermediate-level aircraft maintenance tasks due to improved reliability and service implementation, and drive additional efficiencies and cost-savings for its customers.

Brian Sill, Vice President of Defense Americas Aftermarket, Defense & Space, Honeywell Aerospace, said: ‘Honeywell has a long-standing history of logistics support with NAVSUP, and we've shown that our initiatives have improved reliability and availability of aircraft for the navy, while lowering maintenance costs by over $50 million. With this new contract, we will continue to provide the navy with the same experience it has enjoyed over the previous decade and continue to help lower the overall cost of sustainment of these aircraft fleets.’

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