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BAE Systems Wins $400 Million U.S. Navy Aircraft Maintenance Contract



  BAE Systems Wins $400 Million U.S. Navy Aircraft Maintenance Contract

Business Wire

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- December 13, 2012

BAE Systems has been selected by the U.S. Navy to maintain and service T-34,
T-44 and T-6 trainer aircraft under a contract valued at approximately $400
million over five years. The company will perform scheduled inspections, along
with required repairs, modifications and logistical support, for more than 300
aircraft operated by the Chief of Naval Air Training.

BAE Systems will perform scheduled inspections, along with required repairs,
modifications and logis ...

BAE Systems will perform scheduled inspections, along with required repairs,
modifications and logistical support for more than 300 T-34, T-44 and T-6
trainer aircraft. (Photo: BAE Systems)

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

The contract was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), based at
Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. The work will be conducted at
Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in Texas, at Naval Air Station Pensacola in
Florida and at Naval Air Station Whiting Field, also in Florida. BAE Systems
will be actively recruiting from the existing skilled workforce at each site
to fill maintenance positions.

“This is a major win for our team, significantly expanding our support to the
U.S. Navy for trainer aircraft,” said Gordon Eldridge, vice president and
general manager of Aerospace Solutions at BAE Systems. “We’re excited to have
this opportunity to serve NAVAIR and the Chief of Naval Air Training, and we
look forward to serving the warfighters who fly and train in these aircraft.”
The winning BAE Systems team includes support subcontractors Elbit Systems of
America’s subsidiary M7 Aerospace LLC, PKL Services, Inc., Hawker Beechcraft,
StandardAero, and Sensenich Propeller Service.

The aircraft variants involved are the single-engine T-34, the twin-engine
T-44A and T-44C, and the single-engine T-6A and T-6B. The contract includes an
initial base term plus multiple options. The period of performance will be
five years if all options are exercised.

The Aerospace Solutions business of BAE Systems, based in Fort Walton Beach,
Florida, provides a full spectrum of services to extend the life and readiness
of aviation, aerospace and avionics platforms. These services include
depot-level support; facility operations and maintenance; obsolescence
management; and aircraft maintenance, upgrade and modification programs. With
more than 1,600 employees positioned around the world, Aerospace Solutions
delivers world-class products and services that enable every customer to
achieve ultimate mission success, every time.

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Contact:

BAE Systems
Neil Franz
Office: 301-838-6446
Mobile: 240-687-0127
neil.franz@baesystems.com
or
Celise Vaughn
Office: 850-796-4596
celise.vaughn@baesystems.com
www.baesystems.com
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