The Army has selected Rockwell Collins to provide extended avionics support for its fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters through a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract.
The agreement provides field service engineering, program management, logistics service and repair and overhaul for the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) components installed on the aircraft and Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulators. It extends to 2020.
To date, Army avionics have achieved an average availability of 100 per cent on all CAAS equipment over 20 months, with zero aircraft-on-ground incidents.
“The partnership with Rockwell Collins in support of the Australian Army CH-47F Chinooks has proven economical and highly efficient whilst improving successes in its operational domains,” Rachael Taylor, Chinook platform manager for Army, said. “These results have led the unit to extend the contract to ensure the in-country Rockwell Collins interface is maintained to ensure mission success.”
“We’ve been supporting the Australian Army since they took delivery of their aircraft three years ago, delivering the highest level of service in country so they can maintain mission readiness,” Thierry Tosi, vice president and general manager of Rockwell Collins’ Service Solutions, said.
“This extension demonstrates their confidence in our services program and the value we provide through a PBL.”