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Published on : Saturday, November 16, 2013
The P-8A maritime surveillance aircraft program won the System Level Production category, while the F-15 fighter jet Radar Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) program was a finalist in the Sub-System Sustainment category.
Aviation Week’s awards recognize management, leadership, best practices, benchmarking and other factors that make aerospace and defense programs successful.
“These nominees represent the ‘best in class’ when it comes to exceptional leadership and program performance, particularly when we reflect upon how far we have come since the first awards in 2005,” said Jean Chamberlin, vice president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security Program Management and a member of the Aviation Week Program Excellence evaluation team. “I am proud of the improvement these programs demonstrated in customer and supply chain integration and collaboration. It is an honor to be recognized by our industry and government partners.”
The U.S. Navy has called P-8A the most successful major Department of Defense acquisition program in the past 30 years. The program exceeds requirements and has achieved every major milestone to date.
“We’re lucky to have a great partner – the U.S. Navy – on the P-8A program, and the entire industry team deserves credit for this award,” said Rick Heerdt, Boeing vice president and P-8 program manager.
The F-15 Radar CLS PBL program with the U.S. Air Force provides total system support to the Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar weapon system. The AESA system gives warfighters the capability to simultaneously detect, track, and engage multiple targets.
“The PBL approach allows Boeing the ability to optimize radar system availability and performance,” said Kevin Pennington, F-15 Radar CLS program manager. “Ensuring radar availability provides greater situational awareness and decreased workload with increased survivability.”