Defense Logistics Agency Contracts to Keep the Aviation Parts Coming
The logistics partnership between Boeing and DLA will continue. The two signed a second performance-based contract – worth $223 million that reduces combat logistics support costs while making sure the military stays “stocked up” with critically needed aviation parts.
The initial contract – signed in September of 2014 worth $293 million — originated out of a 2012 call for “big ideas” to reduce the DLA’s costs by 20 percent while improving overall supply performance. The contracts extend through 2019 and DLA has an option for five additional years.
Boeing ensures that several DLA parts procurement processes for tactical, rotorcraft, surveillance and cargo aircraft flow smoothly. The contract includes support for 11 different aircraft: the AH-64, AV-8B, B-1, B-52, C-17, CH-47, E-3, E-6, F-15, F/A-18, KC-135 and related ground support equipment.
Boeing officials say they will continue collaborating on new ways to streamline processes, enhance performance and improve affordability as they continue this long-term partnership.