General Electric Co., Aircraft Engines Business Group, Lynn, MA received an $18.2 million firm-fixed-price advanced acquisition contract for long-lead materials associated with the FY 2007 full rate production of 96 F414-GE-400 jet engines. An improved version of the popular F404, the F414 currently equips the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft, each of which requires two engines.
Work will be performed in Lynn, MA (46%); Madisonville, KY (22%); Hooksett, NH (13%); Rutland, VT (6%); Albuquerque, NM (6%); Wilmington, NC (3%); Dayton, OH (2%); Evendale, OH (1%), and Bromont, Canada (1%), and is expected to be complete in January 2009. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, MD issued the contract (N00019-06-C-0088).