Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced the US Naval Air Systems Command has awarded it a three-year, USD 204 million contact to continue its nearly 20-year legacy of F/A-18 modification work, the company said.
The sole-source contract, which covers inspections, modifications and repair work on US Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, has a base option of USD62 million.
Boeing will perform the work at the company´s Cecil Field facility in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition to periodic maintenance inspections and repairs, Boeing performs structural and electrical modifications. About 28 aircraft are expected to be inducted for maintenance and modifications during the first year of the contract.
Boeing is the world´s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. Boeing employs more than 2,200 people across the UK at numerous sites, from Glasgow to Gosport, and contracts with more than 250 UK suppliers.