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10:26 AM, October 28, 2018
Boeing to Perform Service-life Extension Modifications on US Navy F/A-18 Jets
Boeing FA-18 Super Hornets

Boeing will perform inspections, modifications and repair work on United States Navy 18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers under a $204 million contract which is intended to extend the service life of the aircraft.

About 28 aircraft are expected to be inducted for maintenance and modifications during the first year of the contract.

Boeing will continue its nearly 20-year legacy of F/A-18 modification work under a new $204 million contract award from the US Naval Air Systems Command, a Boeing release said Friday.

The sole-source contract, which covers inspections, modifications and repair work on U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers, has a base option of $62 million.

“Our team, many of whom are Navy and Marine Corps veterans, understand the critical need for aircraft readiness and mission availability,” said retired Adm. Pat Walsh, vice president of U.S. Navy & Marine Corps Services for Boeing Global Services. “We look forward to partnering with the Navy, as we have since 1999, on extending the service life of F/A-18s for continued reliable operation.”

Boeing will perform the work at the company’s Cecil Field facility in Jacksonville, Fla. In addition to periodic maintenance inspections and repairs, Boeing performs structural and electrical modifications.

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