RAAF extends GE engine support contract
General Electric’s (GE’s) engine sustainment contract with the Australian Department of Defence has been expanded to include the engines on board the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) new EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft.
The contract already covers total logistics support for the engines that power the RAAF’s Classic’ Hornet and Super Hornet; it will now also include support for the F414 engines on the 12 Growler aircraft until June 2025.
GE has supported RAAF engines under this contract since 2008. The contract extension is worth around AUD$230 million.
The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group’s director general of air combat systems, AIRCDRE Greg Hoffmann, said: ‘GE has provided exceptional support for our air combat engines, not only during our Raise, Train and Sustain operations, but also during the increased tempo of the Operation Okra deployments.’
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