Magellan continues servicing engines for CF-18

Magellan Aerospace is to continue servicing engines that power Canada's CF-18 fighter jets.
By Richard Tomkins  |  Feb. 6, 2017 at 11:58 AM
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Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Magellan Aerospace will continue its repair, overhaul and fleet management services for F404 engines that power Royal Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornets.

The F-18 carries the designation of CF-188 – also referred to as the CF-18 – in Canada.

The contract issue by Public Services and Procurement Canada runs until March 2021 and is worth about $34.5 million.

"Magellan Aerospace is an approved source for F404 and J85 engine repair and has been the RCAF's choice for F404 engine R&O service for 35 years," said Phil Underwood, president and CEO of Magellan. "We are pleased to continue this relationship with Canada's air force, which demonstrates confidence in Magellan's world-class technical experience and value in terms of competitive pricing."

Magellan said work on the engines will be conducted at its facility in Ontario and at Royal Canadian Air Force bases in Quebec and Alberta.

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