CFM International Inc. has won almost $80 million worth contract to provide P-8 Poseidon aircraft engines and associated kits for the US Navy and Australia, the Department of defense announced Monday.
“CFM International Inc., West Chester, Ohio, is awarded a $79,981,638 firm-fixed-price, contract for the procurement of five CFM56-7B27AE engines, four CFM56-7B27AE engine compressor cases and four associated kits for the Navy and one CFM56-7B27AE engine for the government of Australia in support of the P-8 Poseidon aircraft,” the statement says.
Work will be performed in Villaroche, France; Durham, North Carolina; Singapore; and Bromont, Canada (1 percent), and is expected to be completed in September 2019, it says.
This contract combines purchases for the Navy ($67,118,388; 84 percent); and the government of Australia ($12,863,250; 16 percent), it added.
CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between Safran Aircraft Engines and General Electric, develops, produces and markets CFM56 engines. CFM powers the Boeing 737 military versions, Airborne Early Warning & Control, C-40 Clipper transport and P-8 Poseidon Maritime Aircraft.