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Air Force Awards GE its First PBL Contract Supporting F110, F101 and F118 Engines

February 03, 2015

Cincinnati, OH – The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awarded GE Aviation its first Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract to support F110, F101 and F118 engines. The five-year contract – valued at more than $330M – covers Tinker Depot and world-wide consumable parts needs.

The F-series Captains of Industry (COI) Contract provides a three-year option which could increase the total contract value to more $500M. The term “COI” was designated by the DLA to describe its partnering efforts with large suppliers.

“This groundbreaking deal strengthens our collaboration with the Air Force to ensure comprehensive and cost-effective solutions in support of the warfighter,” said Matt Kress, general manager of military customer service programs. “We’re honored to work with the Air Force and look forward to leveraging lessons learned through our successful Navy PBL program developed over the past decade in Jacksonville.”

GE will provide improved parts availability to the USAF while reducing the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) inventory.

A GE team with key support personnel is already in place at Tinker Air Force Depot to begin executing on the contract.

More than 3,100 F110 engines have been ordered worldwide since initial selection by the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1984, making it the best-selling engine for Lockheed Martin F-16C/D fighter aircraft. In addition to the USAF, 11 international forces fly F110-powered aircraft.

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