The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group has signed a contract with Australian-owned and operated Capagility to provide expert advice to the Australian Defence Force about military aircraft engine management.
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Under the initial three-year agreement, an Aerospace Propulsions Centre of Expertise (APCoE) will be established to manage the fleet and provide advice on efficiently managing military aircraft engines, with options to extend into the future.
Air Commodore Steve Pesce, Capagility director-general airlift and tanker systems, said the centre would benefit from the advice of Capagility’s four experts on managing and sustaining engines fitted to ADF aircraft.
“This new contract streamlines advice and services to be continually provided to Defence, ensuring that we can respond effectively to the needs of the Australian government, and that best value for money is achieved,” AIRCDRE Pesce said.
“Advice from Capagility prior to the APCoE being established has already saved the Commonwealth significant expenditure and we expect this trend to continue once the APCoE is up and running.
“Additionally, directly aligning with recommendations in the Defence Strategic Review, Capagility will be providing capacity-building services to strengthen knowledge, skills, and expertise within the CASG’s Air Domain.”
APCoE head Matt Hansell said his team is passionate about aircraft propulsion systems.
“We’re really looking forward to applying our technical and commercial expertise to help the CASG Air Domain deliver improved capability and cost-of-ownership outcomes for the ADF’s aviation platforms,” Hansell said.