WASHINGTON, April 12 —Defense giant Boeing has inked a $93.8 million contract with the U.S. Navy to maintain and sustain the sea service’s entire fleet of F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet fighter jets.
The depot-level maintenance work will be conducted at the company’s facility in Jacksonville, Fla., according to a service announcement issued Monday.
Under the terms of the contract, Boeing engineers will carry out “High Flight Hour (HFH) inspections, HFH recurring inspections, additional inspections, modifications and liaison engineering,” for all F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet variants.
The contract will not cover sustainment work on the EA-18G Growler aircraft, an F/A-18 variant designed for electronic warfare operations. Navy officials anticipate the maintenance work will be completed by December.