The U.S. Navy awarded Vertex Aerospace LLC a $123 million contracted maintenance, modification, aircrew, and related services (CMMARS) task order to provide aircraft maintenance and contractor logistics support (CLS) services for the U.S. Marine Corps’ AV-8B Harrier II fleet. The Madison, Mississippi-based aerospace company will support pilot training operations of Marine Aircraft Group-14, Marine Attack Training Squadron-203 (VMAT-203), and eventually Marine Attack Squadron-223, pending its merger with VMAT-203.

Vertex was awarded $2.9 million at the time of the task order, which includes maintenance, repairs, engineering and technical services, aircraft upgrades and modifications, and integrated logistics support services.

Vertex’s Aerospace Defense Services (ADS) division will provide organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance and integrated logistics support services for the AV-8B aircraft at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina; and Yuma, Arizona.

Honeywell secures US Army Chinook repair, overhaul contract

Honeywell has won a five-year contract for the repair and overhaul of its T55-GA-714A engines used by the U.S. Army’s CH-47 Chinook helicopters. Engines will be serviced at Honeywell’s new maintenance facility at the company’s aerospace global headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona.

The facility will place repair and overhaul work on the T55-GA-714A engine in the same location as new engine production. This allows the workforce to share resources between both engine lines, for a potential surge output of 20 engines per month that can be delivered to the U.S. Army, foreign military, and commercial customers.

“Honeywell remains committed to supporting the T55 engine and the CH-47F Chinook program with improved maintenance practices, expanded repair capacities, and engine modernization improvements that will meet the helicopter’s needs for years to come,” says Dave Marinick, president, Engines & Power Systems. “Every aspect of the layout and design of this new facility was carefully planned to ensure operational efficiency.”