The 4-year, multi-million dollar performance based contract, will deliver innovative maintenance solutions to ensure availability and reliability of hydraulic and flight control systems for the Classic Hornet (F/A-18A/B) and the AP-3C Orion fleets of the Australian Defence Force. The performance based contract includes also MRO services for the S-70B Seahawk and the CH-47 Chinook fleets. Most of the work will be carried out at recently rebranded RUAG Australia’s facilities in Victoria and Queensland (formerly Rosebank Engineering Australia). Initiatives within the contract will see RUAG Australia increase its on-site presence at RAAF Base Williamtown in NSW, further reducing sustainment cost and increasing aircraft availability.
The award of this contract strengthens RUAG Australia’s positioning as the ‘Partner of Choice’ for Defence and industry customers for aircraft component and subsystems manufacture and support. “We are proud to have been awarded the MAHUSS contract. It reinforces our view of the importance of the Australian market for RUAG”, says Mr Philipp Berner, CEO Division RUAG Aviation.
RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of aircraft systems and components for civil and military customers. The company is the principal life cycle support partner for the Swiss Air Force and supports many Air Forces around the globe. RUAG Aviation is also the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228 aircraft. RUAG Aviation is a certified Part 21J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21G EASA Production Organisation and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.