Canada Adds $313 Million To Boeing Contract For Chinook Helicopter Logistics Support

Canada has agreed to a new $313 million contract amendment with Boeing [BA] to continue providing full systems logistics and engineering support for its Air Force’s fleet of CH-147F Chinook helicopters.

The fixed-price amendment, announced Tuesday, has been added to an existing 20-year performance-based logistics (PBL) contract between the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and Boeing originally signed in 2013.

Canada's new Chinook CH-147F medium-to heavy-lift helicopter landed at the Ottawa International Airport direct from the Boeing plant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Tuesday, June 25, 2013. The CH-147F will continue on to its new home at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa on Thursday where it will eventually be joined by 14 others as part of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Government of Canada's purchase of these helicopters from Boeing. Photo: Sergeant Paz QuillŽ, Royal Canadian Air Force Public Affairs Imagery. Le nouvel hŽlicoptre de transport moyen ˆ lourd Chinook CH-147F a atterri ˆ lÕaŽroport international dÕOttawa directement de lÕusine Boeing de Philadelphie, Pennsylvanie, mardi le 25 juin 2013. Le CH-147F continuera son chemin jeudi, vers sa nouvelle demeure ˆ la Base des Forces canadiennes Petawawa, dÕo il sera finalement rejoint par 14 autres hŽlicoptres de Boeing dans le cadre du projet dÕacquisitions de lÕAviation royale canadienne et du gouvernement du Canada. Photo: Sergent Paz QuillŽ, Imagerie des affaires publiques, Aviation royale canadienne. FA2013-3001-11 CHINOOKCH147F

Canada's Chinook CH-147F. Photo: Sergeant Paz Quillz, Royal Canadian Air Force.

Under the deal, the RCAF reviews its requirements for its 15 CH-147F Chinooks every five years. 

"We look forward to continuing our support of the Royal Canadian Air Force and its effort to reduce maintenance costs through this long-term agreement. PBLs have a proven track record of increasing system availability, decreasing maintenance cycles through the use of predictive maintenance tools, and reducing overall ownership costs," Turbo Sjogren, a Boeing Global Services vice president, said in a statement.

Boeing will also continue providing supply chain support and data analytics for the Chinooks.

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