GE Aviation has been awarded more than $476 million in contracts to produce military engines and hardware to support the U.S. military and international customers last month.
The contracts include:
• A $62 million contract modification to manufacture T700 turboshaft engines for 40 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the U.S. Army and international customers.
• A $215 million contract modification to produce 48 F414 afterburning turbofan engines and modules. This engine is used on Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet in U.S. military service (Marine Corps and Navy).
• A $138.2 million contract to provide TF34 engine supplies to the U.S. Air Force. This engine is used on the A-10 Thunderbolt II ground-attack aircraft.
• A $51.5 million contract modification for eight F414 spare engines, 11 afterburner modules and 12 low-pressure turbine modules for the U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft.
• A $9.7 million contract modification to re-start T64 turboshaft engine core production in support of the H-53E Engine Reliability Improvement Program for the Navy. The Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion/MH-53E Sea Dragon is a heavy-lift helicopter operated by the U.S. military (Marine Corps and Navy).
The majority of work involved in these contracts will be executed at GE Aviation’s facility in Lynn, Massachusetts, and across its U.S. supply chain.
“These new contracts underscore the essential role we play as the leading provider of fighter and helicopter engines for our military customers,” said Al Dilibero, GE Aviation’s general manager of Medium Combat & Trainer Engines. “We are honored by these opportunities, which will add to GE’s current installed base of more than 27,000 military engines, most of which were built right here in Lynn.”