Boeing, partners to support German P-8A Poseidon fleet

Boeing, ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and Lufthansa Technik have signed a three-party agreement that reinforces joint efforts to support Germany’s new P-8A Poseidon fleet.

With the new agreement, Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik will be the team responsible for executing the P-8A sustainment program in Germany.

“We are expanding our partnership with ESG and Lufthansa Technik in the form of a three-party agreement that will allow us to best support our German customer and the operational needs of the German Navy,” said Indra Duivenvoorde, Senior Director, Boeing Government Services Europe & Israel.

The new agreement builds on two separate Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) that were signed separately with ESG and Lufthansa Technik in 2021 and now involves all three parties, outlining additional detail regarding each company’s role in the German P-8A program.

“This agreement underlines our joint performance promise and our commitment to provide the Bundeswehr with urgently needed capabilities,” said Christoph Otten, CEO ESG.

“At the same time, we see this as a special obligation to proactively contribute our capabilities and competencies to the program as a long-standing technology and innovation partner of the German Armed Forces and the Naval Aviation Command, particularly in the areas of systems integration, aviation certification or secure communication.”

With the formalization of this new industry partnership, Boeing, ESG and Lufthansa Technik will provide support in all areas of aircraft sustainment and training to bring the highest operational availability to the German Navy’s P-8A fleet.

First deliveries of P-8A Poseidon to Germany are slated to take place in 2024. The P-BA will conduct anti-submarine, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and search and rescue operations.

Last month, Boeing teamed up with several Canadian companies to offer P-8A Poseidon for the Canadian multi-mission aircraft (CMMA) project.

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Photo: Illustration: US Navy photo of two P-8A Poseidon aircraft flying in formation over the East China Sea