Boeing’s nearly 20-year history of maintenance and support for the F/A-18 Super Hornet will continue with a new $204 million contract (if all options are exercised) from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command. The sole-source contract, which covers inspections, modifications, and repair work on U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, has a base option of $62 million. Work will be performed at the company’s Cecil Field facility in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition to periodic maintenance inspections and repairs, Boeing performs structural and electrical modifications. Around 28 aircraft are expected to be inducted for maintenance and modifications during the first year of the contract.
“Our team, many of whom are Navy and Marine Corps veterans, understand the critical need for aircraft readiness and mission availability,” said retired Adm. Pat Walsh, vice president of U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Services for Boeing Global Services. “We look forward to partnering with the Navy, as we have since 1999, on extending the service life of F/A-18s for continued reliable operation.”
The company’s Global Services unit, one of Boeing’s three business units, is based in the Dallas area.