Boeing Opens New Australia-Based F/A-18 Maintenance Facility; Kim Gillis Comments

Chicago, Ill.-based Boeing Co. has opened the doors of a new intermediate-level maintenance facility in support of Australia’s F/A-18 fighter planes, UPI.com reports.

Kim Gillis, managing director, Boeing Defense Australia said the facility offers“A sustainment system that is delivering timely, localized technical support to the RAAF’s No. 82 Wing,”

The facility is located at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley in Queensland and will provide a variety of maintenance services including external fuel tank aerial refueling pod, avionics, life-support and alternate-mission equipment, structures, wheels and tires and hydraulics, according to UPI.

The Australian Air Force currently has 24 of the aircraft in operation.

In early-April Boeing was awarded a $12,895,167 Defense Logistics Agency contract to support Australian’s fleet of F/A-18 E/F Super Hornets.

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