Boeing Wins $800M in FMS Contracts for Qatari Air Force Training, Support; Tim Buerk Quoted

Boeing Wins $800M in FMS Contracts for Qatari Air Force Training, Support; Tim Buerk Quoted
Tim Buerk Director Boeing

Boeing has been awarded three foreign military sales (FMS) contracts, valued at more than $800 million, with the U.S. Air Force for training services and support in the Middle East, the company reported on Tuesday. 

“The tailored training and sustainment delivered by our team, coupled with Boeing’s platform expertise, allows us to deliver a holistic solution to our Qatari customer so they can optimize the full capability of their fleet with high availability rates,” said Tim Buerk, director of Middle East defense services for Boeing.

Under the first contract, Boeing will provide the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) with F-15QA program management, maintenance and aircrew training support. The contract was awarded in 2019, and is valued at $240 million over a five-year contract period.

Under a separate not-to-exceed $68 million contract, Boeing will provide maintenance and logistics support for the QEAF during pre-delivery training for the F-15QA aircraft that will begin in 2021. Training will include in-person instruction, simulation events and flying operations. 

Under the third contract, Boeing will provide in-country spares and logistics support once the aircraft are delivered to Qatar. This contract was awarded in November, and is valued at more than $500 million

“We look forward to our continued partnership with Qatar and further supporting their mission readiness needs,” Buerk added.  

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