Boeing to continue logistics support for Israeli Apache helicopters
Boeing will provide the Israeli Air Force (IAF) with integrated logistics support for its AH-64A-model and D-model Apache helicopters as per a contract signed in December 2020.
The five-year contract builds on Boeing’s current IAF Apache support.
Under the terms of the contract Boeing will deliver to the IAF logistical, programme, engineering and technical support, A- and D-model technical publications, D-model unique repairs, an in-country field service representative, and overhaul material kits for various drivetrain systems, including transmissions and gearboxes.
In addition to the US Army, Israel is one of 16 nations around the globe operating the Apache as its primary attack helicopter.
Indra Duivenvoorde, Director of Europe and Israel services for Boeing, said: “This tailored support package and Boeing’s decades of vertical lift experience bring superior global sustainment expertise to our Israeli customer and elevates the capability of their Apache fleet to support key missions.”
The aerospace giant currently provides transactional spares, A-model repairs, support and test equipment, and engineering project support to the IAF.
A Boeing field service representative has also been co-located with the IAF since 1991, to provide on-site technical support.
The Apache AH-64E is the world’s most advanced multi-role combat helicopter and represents the backbone of the US Army attack helicopter fleet, as well as a number of international defence forces.
The US Army Apache fleet has accumulated more than 4.5 million flight hours.
Boeing has delivered more than 2,500 Apache helicopters worldwide to date.