The Defence Logistics Agency (DLA) has awarded GE two contracts in September totalling more than US$1billion to support T700 turboshaft engine fleets across the US military.
GE will provide field-level consumables and services through a five-year, US$284 million contract with DLA Aviation in Richmond, Virginia and depot-level repairable and module section components through a five-year, US$722 million contract with DLA Aviation in Huntsville, Alabama. GE facilities in Lynn, Massachusetts and Evendale, Ohio, will produce the majority of parts associated with these contracts.
These T700 contracts are replacing the current Technical, Engineering, Logistics Supplies and Services (TELSS) contract which supports the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) located in Corpus Christi, Texas. These contracts will expand GE’s responsibility from depot only to fleet-level support.
The T700 entered service in 1978 powering the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Today, the T700/CT7 family of turboshaft and turboprop engines power 15 types of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The T700/CT7 family has surpassed 24,000 units delivered and more than 100 million total engine flight hours. (£1.00 = US$1.33 at time of publication)