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Boeing receives DLA F/A-18 support contract

30th April 2018 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Boeing has received a five-year $427 million contract from the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide and manage consumable material for F/A-18 depot maintenance, the company announced on 26 April.

This contract is an extension of the DLA/Boeing Captains of Industry programme, and the programme's first depot contract supporting the US Navy and Marine Corps, bringing the value of the programme to $3.2 billion.

Under this contract, Boeing will provide consumable materials used for structural repair and modification of legacy F/A-18 Hornets at five US Navy and US Marine Corps depots and the Boeing Cecil Field site in Jacksonville, Florida.

There are currently two programmes to repair the aging F/A-18 A-D Hornets: Planned Maintenance Interval-1 (PMI-1) and High Flight Hour (HFH). PMI-1 is an extensive, comprehensive inspection, repair and rework of the aircraft, which consists of both specific targeted areas and zonal inspections of critical areas; the HFH is a series of inspections and modifications to extend the life of the aircraft from 6,000 hours to 10,000 hours.

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