Boeing, Others Awarded Contract for P-8A Airframe, Engine Maintenance

Boeing Co., AAR Aircraft Services Inc., and StandardAero are each being awarded firm-fixed-price, time and material, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts for P-8A airframe and engine maintenance and repair depot support.

The contract is in support of the U.S. Navy; the government of Australia; and foreign military sales (FMS) customers. The three companies will be having an opportunity to compete for individual task orders.

The contracts, with an aggregate amount of around $269 million, was awarded by the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) located in Patuxent River, Maryland. No funds are being obligated at time of award, funds will be obligated against each delivery order as they are issued.

Services to be provided for the airframe include scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, in-service repair, planner and estimator requirements, technical directive incorporation, airframe modifications and aircraft on ground support. The Boeing Co.; and AAR Aircraft Services Inc., are primary and secondary awardees, respectively for airframe depot work.

Services to be provided for the engine include depot maintenance and repair; field assessment, maintenance repair and overhaul engine repair, and technical assistance for removal and replacement of engines. StandardAero (San Antonio) Inc.; and The Boeing Co., are primary and secondary awardees, respectively for engine depot work.

The contract work will be performed at each awardee’s facility sites in Atlanta, Georgia; Seattle, Washington; Indianapolis, Indiana; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Miami, Florida; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed by January 2019.

Boeing P-8 Poseidon

Boeing P-8 Poseidon is a military aircraft developed for the United States Navy (USN). The aircraft has been developed by Boeing Defense, Space & Security, modified from the 737-800ERX.

The P-8 conducts anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (ASUW), and shipping interdiction, along with an early warning self-protection (EWSP) ability, otherwise known as electronic support measures (ESM).

This involves carrying torpedoes, depth charges, Harpoon anti-ship missiles, and other weapons. It is able to drop and monitor sonobuoys. It is designed to operate in conjunction with the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle.

The P-8 is operated by the U.S. Navy, the Indian Navy (as the P-8I Neptune), and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). The aircraft has been ordered by the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF), and the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF).

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