Boeing awarded C-17 Globemaster Australian Sustainment Services Contract
BRISBANE, Queensland, June 28, 2017 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] has signed an Australian C-17 Sustainment Services Contract to support the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) fleet of eight C-17A Globemasters.
The $70 million contract between Boeing Defence Australia and the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG) supplements Australia’s membership to the Boeing Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP), providing additional support services tailored to the unique needs of the RAAF.
Boeing Defence Australia vice president and managing director Darren Edwards said the new contract reinforced Boeing’s commitment to being a responsive in-service support partner of choice for the RAAF.
“Boeing Defence Australia has a proven model for optimal in-service support, operating under a single-management framework that sees Boeing and Commonwealth employees working in close collaboration to manage all current and future fleet requirements,” said Edwards.
“This contract builds on Boeing’s position as a leader in sustainment services, providing support to more Australian Defence Force aircraft than any other company.”
Director Heavy Air Lift Systems Program Office Adrian Morrison said, “This contract with BDA gives us the best of both worlds, the continuing strength and support from the United States Air Force through the Globemaster Integrated Sustainment Program, and the flexibility, through this contract, to respond and grow with changing local Australian needs over time.”
The Australian C-17 Sustainment Services Contract is for an initial five-year term with options out to the retirement of the aircraft based at RAAF Base Amberley. It includes management of services, provision of integration, engineering, and maintenance.
Boeing Defence Australia is a leading Australian aerospace enterprise. With a world-class team of more than 2,000 employees at 14 locations throughout Australia and three international sites, Boeing Defence Australia supports some of the largest and most complex defence projects in Australia.