BDA completes servicing of 150th Classic Hornet
Boeing Defence Australia (BDA) has redelivered the 150th Classic Hornet aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) following the completion of deeper maintenance servicing, the Australian Department of Defence announced on 8 May.
BDA has been the primary support contractor for the RAAF’s fleet of F/A-18A/B Classic Hornet aircraft, conducting servicing since 2013.
The company will continue to provide maintenance services for Classic Hornet aircraft, which includes further routine (R3/R4) deeper maintenance servicings, structural inspections and repairs, workshop augmentation, and direct support to operating squadrons. Work will ensure the operational availability of the Classic Hornet through to the planned withdrawal date of December 2021.
The last servicing of a Classic Hornet aircraft is due to commence in December 2019 with delivery scheduled for April 2020.
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