Nov 24, 2021
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awarded GE two contracts in September totaling more than $1 billion to support T700 turboshaft engine fleets across the U.S. military.
GE will provide field-level consumables and services through a five-year, $284 million contract with DLA Aviation in Richmond, Virginia., and depot-level repairables and module section components through a five-year, $722 million contract with DLA Aviation in Huntsville, Alabama. GE facilities in Lynn, Massachusetts, and Evendale, Ohio, will produce the majority of parts associated with these contracts.
These T700 contracts are replacing the current Technical, Engineering, Logistics Supplies and Services (TELSS) contract which supports the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) located in Corpus Christi, Texas. These contracts will expand GE’s responsibility from depot only to fleet-level support.
“The T700 engine is the heart of medium lift helicopter fleets across the U.S. military, and we’re proud to continue supporting multiple U.S. service branches through this contract” said Harry Nahatis, vice president and general manager of GE Turboshaft Engine programs. “Readiness and cost are two major focuses for GE and the Department of Defense, and this contract allows us to continue improving on both fronts.”
The T700 entered service in 1978 powering the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk. Today, the T700/CT7 family of turboshaft and turboprop engines power 15 types of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. The T700/CT7 family has surpassed 24,000 units delivered and more than 100 million total engine flight hours.
Continuing technical improvements have enabled the T700/CT7 engine line to become increasingly more powerful and reliable throughout its history. Current models retain all the proven features and operating characteristics of earlier versions while delivering enhanced performance for the warfighter.