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Australian Army extends contract with Rockwell

June 14, 2018  By Helicopters Staff

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Australian Army to provide extended avionics support for its fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters through a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract.

Australian Army pilots fly a CH-47 Chinook helicopter installed with Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System. (Photo Rockwell Collins)

The agreement extends to 2020, providing field service engineering, program management, logistics service and repair and overhaul for the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) components installed on the aircraft and Transportable Flight Proficiency Simulators.

Under this extension, the Australian Army receives local support and on-site maintenance and training for their avionics. To date, according to Rockwell Collins, they have achieved an average availability of 100 per cent on all CAAS equipment over 20 months with zero Aircraft On Ground (AOG) incidents.

“The partnership with Rockwell Collins in support of the Australian Army CH-47F Chinooks has proven economical and highly efficient whilst improving successes in its operational domains,” said Rachael Taylor, Chinook platform manager, Cargo Helicopter & Unmanned Surveillance Program Office for the Australian Army. “These results have led the unit to extend the contract to ensure the in-country Rockwell Collins interface is maintained to ensure mission success.”



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