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Magellan wins new MRO deal for CF-188 F404

Magellan Aerospace has announced a contract award from Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) for engine repair and overhaul (R&O) and fleet management services on the F404 engine that powers Canada's fleet of CF-188 Hornet aircraft.


February 6, 2017
By Magellan Aerospace

The contract commenced in January 2017 and work will be carried out until the terms expire at the end of March 2021. A preliminary funding amount of $45 million has been approved to launch the multi-year agreement. The contract includes options to extend the duration of the agreement beyond 2021, based on performance. Magellan will service the F404 engines at its facility in Mississauga, Ont. and at Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) bases located in Bagotville, Que. and Cold Lake, Alta.

Under the terms of the contract, Magellan will provide R&O services, engineering and field support services, technical and publication management services, and supply chain management services for the F404-GE-400 engines and CF-18A/B secondary power systems.

“Magellan Aerospace is an approved source for F404 and J85 engine repair and has been the RCAF’s choice for F404 engine R&O service for 35 years. We are pleased to continue this relationship with Canada’s air force, which demonstrates confidence in Magellan’s world class technical experience and value in terms of competitive pricing,” said Mr. Phil Underwood, president and chief executive officer of Magellan Aerospace.

In addition to supporting Canada’s CF-188 F404 fleet, Magellan is a proven supplier and Centre of Excellence, in the worldwide F404 engine R&O support market. There are approximately 4,000 F404 engines currently in service in 15 countries around the world.