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March 9, 2021

Collins to support Royal Netherlands Air Force’s CH-47F fleet

Raytheon Technologies unit Collins Aerospace has secured a performance-based logistics (PBL) CH-47F Chinook avionics support contract.

Raytheon Technologies unit Collins Aerospace has secured a performance-based logistics (PBL) CH-47F Chinook avionics support contract.

Under the multi-year contract, Collins will provide support services to the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s (RNLAF) fleet of 15 Chinook helicopters.

The support services include field service engineering, programme management, as well as logistics service and repairs.

Collins will also provide ‘overhaul for the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) components’ installed on the CH-47F jets at the Netherlands’ Gilze-Rijen airbase.

The CH-47F is an advanced multi-mission helicopter that comprises fully integrated, digital cockpit management system, common aviation architecture cockpit, as well as advanced cargo-handling capabilities.

Collins Aerospace Avionics service and support vice-president and general manager Craig Bries said: “We have a long, successful history of supporting customer PBLs, delivering the highest level of in-country service that optimises mission readiness.

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“As the original equipment manufacturer for the CH-47F avionics suite, we provide an unmatched level of expertise to help ensure fleets are ready at a moment’s notice.”

The latest contract enables RNLAF to reduce the number of spares needed, eliminate back-orders and unnecessary paperwork.

This reduces turnaround time (TAT) and increases parts availability. It also saves time and money.

RNLAF commander lieutenant general JD Luyt said: “This PBL follows a Letter of Intent signed between the RNLAF and Collins Aerospace in 2019 and is one of the key steps the RNLAF is taking to provide guaranteed fleet availability and in-theatre support, during the RNLAF’s key missions.”

The Raytheon unit has more than 20 years of PBL contracting expertise with a programme renewal rate of 100%.

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