DAG 2015 – Services

ARCHIVED - CF18 Hornet Propulsion Group Sustainment (PGS) Contract

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In-Service Support


The objective of this contract is to secure Repair and Overhaul (R&O) support for the F404 Propulsion Group (PG) of the CF188 Hornet aircraft. This is a pilot for the Sustainment Initiative and falls under the Defence Procurement Strategy with the goal to develop and demonstrate the benefits of Performance Based Best Practices. Industry Engagement shall be a key element in ensuring the requirements of Government and Industry are aligned


The Performance Based Enterprise-wide Sustainment System shall support the Royal Canadian Air Force’s existing fleet of 77 CF188 Hornet aircraft which are operated from two main locations at 4 Wing Cold Lake, AB and 3 Wing Bagotville, QC. This contract shall include support to the F404-GE-400 engines, Secondary Power Systems (Auxiliary Power Units, Airframe Mounted Accessory Drive, Air Turbine Starters) and all associated accessories and modules. A Letter of Interest was posted on Buyandsell.gc.ca requesting Industry feedback on Performance Based Best Practices including the most effective and economical sustainment of the F404 PG for up to year 2025 as well as the optimal division of responsibilities between government and Industry. As such, a definitive scope of work has yet to be defined, but may include:

  • Maintenance support including publications, training and field support;
  • Engineering support including Configuration Management;
  • Materiel Management; and
  • Logistics Support.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $250 million to $499 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2016
    • Contract Award

Point Of Contact

Director Aerospace Equipment Programme Management, Fighter and Trainers
Phone: 819-939-3900

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