USAF aircraft engine improvement program adds GE

BOSTON, Mass. General Electric (GE) won a $318 million contract for the engine component improvement program for the U.S. Air Force, according to the Pentagon. Work will be performed in Cincinatti, Ohio, with an expected completion date of Dec. 21, 2029.

The contract provides for a list of projects each calendar year to include developing engineering changes and designing modifications to existing support equipment, as well as initiating new designs.

The program also provides support to resolve deficiencies and extend the life limits of aircraft engines. Fiscal 2020 research and development funds in the amount of $503,338 are obligated at the time of the award.