Military Embedded Systems

Amended contract with Boeing supports RCAF Chinook fleet through 2023


April 03, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

OTTAWA, Ontario. Canadian government and Boeing officials are amending a previous performance-based logistics (PBL) contract to support the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) fleet of CH-147F Chinooks.

Under the $313 million fixed-price amendment, Boeing will continue to provide full system logistics, engineering support, supply chain, data analytics, and training services to the RCAF's fleet of 15 CH-147F Chinooks through 2023.

Operating under a 20-year performance-based sustainment and training contract since 2013, the RCAF reviews its Chinook fleet support requirements every five years. Unlike traditional contracts based on payment for specific parts and services, under a PBL agreement, the customer pays for a support package with an agreed-to level of readiness, which can lower costs while increasing mission-capability rates. Boeing supports PBL contracts with customers around the world and across multiple platforms, including the Chinook.

Through this contract, Boeing will also continue to work with companies across Canada in support of the country's Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy, which supports long-term opportunities for the Canadian aerospace industry and workforce.


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