Boeing Defence Australia and Airbus Australia Pacific have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) extending their commitment to the sustainment of the P-8A Poseidon program for the RAAF.
The two companies are currently teaming to deliver the Interim Sustainment Support Contract (ISSC) for the fleet’s transition into service. The MOU positions the partnership to provide the P-8A Through Life Support (TLS) contract.
“The MOU signals our preparedness to deliver the future of the P-8A sustainment in Australia,” Scott Carpendale, director of Boeing’s Commercial Derivative Aircraft division, said.
“Having sustained the RAAF fleet since 2015, the combined Boeing and Airbus Australia Pacific teams bring proven capability to provide ongoing support and training and assist the customer to scope and address future requirements.
“With the ISSC due to expire in October 2020, now was the time to assure the Commonwealth of our commitment to providing continuity of service.”