Boeing has been awarded a $313m fixed-price amendment contract to continue providing lifecycle support for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) CH-147F Chinook fleet.

The follow-on contract follows after the company and the Canadian Government amended an existing performance-based logistics (PBL) contract.

Under the amendment contract, the company will be responsible to deliver a range of support services such as full system logistics, engineering support, supply chain, data analytics and training through 2023.

A PBL agreement helps reduce costs and increase mission-capability rates for the customer.

The RCAF operates a fleet of 15 CH-147F Chinooks and reviews the fleet support requirements every five years under a 20-year performance-based sustainment and training contract since 2013.

“PBLs have a proven track record of increasing system availability.”

Boeing Global Services International Government Services vice-president Turbo Sjogren said: “We look forward to continuing our support of the Royal Canadian Air Force and its effort to reduce maintenance costs through this long-term agreement.

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“PBLs have a proven track record of increasing system availability, decreasing maintenance cycles through the use of predictive maintenance tools, and reducing overall ownership costs.”

Under Canada’s Industrial and Regional Benefits Policy, Boeing will continue to partner with Canadian firms to support long-term opportunities for the Canadian aerospace industry and workforce.

The company currently works with nearly 560 Canadian suppliers and employs nearly 2,000 workers throughout the country.

In 2015, Boeing opened a facility in Canada to provide maintenance training for the country’s fleet of CH-147F Chinooks.