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Boeing wins new C-17 support contract

written by australianaviation.com.au | October 10, 2011
A USAF C-17. (USAF)

Boeing has been awarded a new performance based logistics (PBL) contract with the US Department of Defense to support USAF and international C-17s from 2012 through to 2021.

Under the C-17 Globemaster III Integrated Sustainment Program (GISP) Boeing will continue to be responsible for C-17 heavy maintenance (at Charleston, South Carolina, and Altus, Oklahoma) and spare parts management.

“C-17 GISP is a proven successful system-level PBL program. Since 1998, in partnership with the Air Force, Boeing has provided the highest mission-capable rate in Air Force airlift — over 85 per cent — and one of the lowest costs per flying hour,” said Gus Urzua, Boeing vice president and C-17 GISP program manager. “This award marks the beginning of the Air Force’s 10 year sole source sustainment strategy, and the program remains committed to continuing to deliver the best value sustainment solution for our US Air Force and international customers.”

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The 10 year contract has a capped value of US11.7 billion.

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