Boeing has been awarded a US$254m contract for F-15 C/E full-scale fatigue testing services. This effort is split into several sections: testing, repairs, and limited teardown and analysis of the FTA7 and FTE10 aircraft test articles.
The testing section addresses tasks to be performed by the contractor for efforts associated with continuation of the FTA7 (F-15C) and the FTE10 (F-15E) full-scale fatigue tests to assess the ramifications of flying F-15 aircraft beyond the original design service life, the US Department of Defense said on August 19.
The repair section addresses tasks to be performed by Boeing for efforts associated with repairing the test articles either during testing, or following post-cycling inspections to return the test article to cycling.
The limited teardown and failure analysis section includes tasks to be performed by Boeing for efforts associated with the partial disassembly, inspection and fractographic analysis of selected parts experiencing cracking during the course of the testing.
Work is scheduled to be completed by August 31, 2021.
August 19, 2016