×

Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Space Air Cargo

Home- Stories

Airbus to Continue RAAF C-130J Sustainment

: Jan 2, 2019 - : 8:19 am

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) has awarded a wo year contract extension to Airbus Australia Pacific (Airbus) for sustainment of its  C-130J fleet.

The sustainment work will last till 2024 and include engineering, maintenance, and supply support for RAAF C-130Js. Airbus has been supporting the fleet since March 2009.

Australia’s Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne said that the contract extension was granted after Airbus provided outstanding sustainment support to the C-130J fleet. “Airbus reduced sustainment costs by $10 million over the 2019 to 2024 period,” Pyne said.

The Australian content as part of the deal is valued at approximately $110 million for the two year extension and comprises about 62 per cent of the contract.

The RAAF No 37 Squadron operates 12 C‑130J Hercules’s are operated by the RAAF’s No 37 Squadron from RAAF Base Richmond, New South Wales.

MORE NEWS

Headquartered in Singapore with reporters spread across all major regions, GBP Aerospace & Defence is a leading media house that publishes three publications that serve the aerospace and defence sector - Asian Defence Technology, Asian Airlines & Aerospace and Daily News. Known industry-wide for quality journalism, GBP Aerospace & Defence is present at more international tradeshows and exhibitions than any other competing publication in the region.
For over three decades, our award-winning team of reporters has been producing top-notch content to help readers stay abreast of the latest developements in the field of commercial aviation, MRO, defence, and Space.

Popular Posts

Copyright 2024. GBP. All Rights Reserved.

Home Defence & Security Space Commercial Aviation Maintence Repair & Overhaul Daily News Events About Us