$26M for CH-46 Sea Knight Engine Improvements and TiN Anti-Sand CoatingsFeb 27, 2006 06:55 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
General Electric Aircraft Engines in Lynn, MA received a $26.4 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-priced contract (N00019-02-C-3021) to purchase 60 T58 engine reliability improvement program (ERIP) module kits, including titanium nitride (TiN) coating of their engines’ compressor airfoil blades, for the Marine Corps CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of 96 TiN coated retrofit kits for modification of previously delivered ERIP Modules and TiN Miscellaneous Tooling.
DID has covered a similar contract before, and the British are now testing a similar coating for their own Lynx helicopters. Work will be performed in Lynn, MA and is expected to be complete in November 2007. The Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD is the contracting activity.