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BAE Wins $400M for Navy Trainer Aircraft Inspections, Logistics; Dave Herr Comments

Dave Herr

BAE Systems has won a potential five-year, $400 million contract to perform inspections and provide logistics support for the U.S. Navy‘s trainer fleet, the company announced Thursday.

BAE’s team of subcontractors on the program includes Elbit Systems of America’s subsidiary M7 Aerospace, PKL Services, Hawker Beechcraft, StandardAero and Sensenich Propeller Service.

“We continue to execute on our strategy to grow our services footprint within BAE Systems, ” said Dave Herr, president of BAE’s U.S. support solutions business. “This win strengthens our position in the aviation services market and creates opportunities for additional organic growth.”

The company is also competing to provide the Army maintenance services under a $23 billion basic ordering agreement (click here for our coverage).

More than 300 planes are covered under the contract, including the single-engine T-34, the twin-engine T-44A and T-44C and the single-engine T-6A and T-6B.

The company will also perform repairs and modifications.

Work will occur at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas and the Florida-based Naval Air Station Pensacola and Naval Air Station Whiting Field.

BAE said it will recruit from its existing workforce at each site to fill maintenance positions.

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