BAE Systems lands contract for Hawk plane servicing

Posted on - 28th March, 2016 - 6:18pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Grimsargh, Preston News
Hawk operations at RAF Valley

Hawk operations at RAF Valley

Workers at BAE Systems in Samlesbury and Warton will be toasting good news on their return to work on Tuesday.


The firm has announced it has landed a £300m contract to serve the UK’s Hawk jets fleet.

It secures 20 jobs at the two Lancashire sites, which are major employers in the Preston area.

Peter Jones head of Hawk UK availability at BAE Systems said: “These contracts will allow us to continue to deliver end-to-end service for our Hawk customers. Currently we ensure that 95% of the Hawk fleet is available at any one time and we are confident in our ability to continue to deliver this.

“Together with our service delivery partner, Babcock, we have managed to improve the level of support service offered to our customers and reduce the costs of their Hawk fleet. These contract awards demonstrate the excellent relationship between BAE Systems and the UK Ministry of Defence.”

The contract for BAE covers aircraft maintenance, fleet management, technical and engineering support.

The jets are used at AF Valley in Anglesey, RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire and the Royal Naval Air Station in Culdrose, Cornwall.

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