General Electric Transportation Aircraft Engines in Lynn, MA received a $532.9 million performance-based logistics contract for repair, replacement, consumables support, and program support. The contracts covers F414 jet engine components used in the US Navy’s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft and the derivative EA-18G Growler electronic warfare aircraft that is currently in testing. The F414 delivers 35% more thrust than the GE F404s installed in F/A-18 A-D Hornets, and also features upgrades designed to improve reliability and make them easier to maintain.
Work will be performed in Lynn, MA (90%), and Jacksonville, FL (10%), and is expected to be completed by December 2010. This contract was not awarded competitively by the Naval Inventory Control Point (N00383-07-D-001M).