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News | July 12, 2022

DLA Aviation, Air Force award contract for aircraft component support

By Leon Moore, Public Affairs Specialist DLA Aviation Public Affairs Office

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and Hill Air Force Base officials awarded a $444 million performance-based contract to Parker Aerospace to provide support for actuators that help control hydraulic components on aircraft.

Former Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Brig. Gen. David Sanford, who was selected for promotion to Maj. Gen., joins Steve Gray, director, 448th Supply Chain Management Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, Michelle Hathaway, vice director, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, Hill Air Force Base, Utah and Victor Jorcyk, customer support operations vice president, Parker Aerospace took part in the contract signing ceremony June 28, on Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

The contract work with the Air Force depot at the Ogden Air Logistics Air Complex, under a public private partnership, to meet availability metrics for 40 depot level repairables for aircraft.

Prior to the awarding of the performance-based logistics contract, these weapon systems were supported through tactical, one-time purchases for depot level repairables. On average, this yielded an availability metric of 22%. Under this new approach, Parker Aerospace will work hand-in-hand with the Air Force to streamline the repair process and introduce whatever efficiencies, equipment and personnel are needed to meet an initial availability metric of 75% which will increase to 85% during the life of the ten-year contract.

The awarding of this contract to Parker Aerospace supports  DLA Strategic Plan 2021 – 2026, Line of Effort 4: Modernized Acquisition and Supply Chain Management.