Funding, supply chain, timing, globalization and metrics changes affect aircraft and engine availability contracts.
Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) contracts are increasingly important in the support of U.S. military aircraft, as are similar Availability-Based Contracts (ABC) in the U.K. But there stilll are many questions to be resolved in pursuit of this support strategy. Major aircraft primes are committed to PBL. Boeing is proud of its PBL performance on both the C-17 Globemaster and F-18 Hornet. BAE Systems is embarking on a 10-year ABC agreement on the Tornado, worth nearly one billion pounds, ...
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