February 3, 2015
Air Force awards GE first PBL contract supporting F110, F101 and F118 engines
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 US$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 US$500m. The term “COI” was designated by the DLA to describe its partnering efforts with large suppliers. 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.