BAE awarded two aircraft conversion deal

BAE Systems has been awarded a £15.5 million (US$24.27 million) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the conversion of two BAe 146-200QC (Quick Change) aircraft from commercial to military configuration for use by the Royal Air Force.


BAE awarded two aircraft conversion deal


BAE Systems has been awarded a £15.5 million (US$24.27 million) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the conversion of two BAe 146-200QC (Quick Change) aircraft from commercial to military configuration for use by the Royal Air Force.

The two aircraft, which have been acquired by the MoD in a separate transaction with TNT Airways S.A of Belgium, will be used after conversion in both passenger and freight roles.

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft at Prestwick will be responsible for the design and integration of the military equipment to be fitted to the aircraft, the sourcing of the equipment and management of the
supply chain and overall management of the conversion programme. The actual conversion is being carried out at the Hawker Beechcraft Services facility at Broughton, North Wales under subcontract to BAE Systems.