Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been awarded a $61.8 million contract by the
U.S. Air Force for five re-engining kits for the RC-135 aircraft and two re-engining kits for the
KC-135 aircraft. The contract is with the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker Air Force Base.
The re-engine kits contract includes efforts associated with fabrication of new engine struts and nacelles, structural fittings, wiring harnesses and hardware necessary to replace the existing aircraft engines with quieter, more fuel efficient CFM-56 engines.
"Our team is pleased to continue supporting our nation in modernizing these extremely important strategic aircraft, and are proud of the program's performance on these vital aircraft," said Mike Wright, Boeing KC/RC-135 Re-Engine program manager.
Completion of the kits included in this award will bring the total number of KC/RC-135 re-engine kits produced by Boeing to 467 since the program began in 1982. Work will be performed at the Boeing Wichita Development and Modification Center, a part of the fast growing
Military Aerospace Support business.
The Boeing Company is the world's largest manufacturer of satellites, commercial jetliners and military aircraft. In terms of sales, Boeing is the largest exporter in the United States. Total company revenues for 2001 were $58 billion.
Boeing Military Aircraft and Missile Systems designs, produces and provides follow-on support for fighters, bombers, transports, rotorcraft and weapons for the United States and its allies around the globe. As the world's largest military aircraft manufacturer, Boeing has delivered more than 130,000 military aircraft to the U.S. government and international customers. Among emerging businesses are unmanned systems, as well as military aircraft that are based on the company's renowned commercial airplanes.