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BAE Systems to maintain Chinooks

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 1, 2011

An Army Chinook.

BAE Systems will provide deeper maintenance (DM) for the Australian Army’s fleet of six Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters under a six year performance based contract.

The $20.9 million contract, which has options to be extended up to 20 years, will see BAE Systems Australia provide scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, repairs, engineering and logistics support services from its Townsville facility.

“It consolidates BAE Systems Australia’s reputation in this area, following its successes in December 2009 in winning support and maintenance contracts valued at $240 million for the Army’s Black Hawk and Navy’s Seahawk fleets,” said BAE Systems Australia managing director Jim McDowell.

“Successful conclusion of this contract, and the existing Seahawk and Black Hawk contracts means BAE Systems Australia will be well placed to provide future support for all ADF rotary-wing aircraft.

“Our solution will deliver to the ADF uninterrupted Chinook CH-47D support through to the end of the life-of-type of this aircraft in ADF service and the lowest possible transition risk for introduction of the Chinook CH-47F aircraft.”

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