2015 Report details for project: Puma Helicopter Life Extension Programme

Project name: Puma Helicopter Life Extension Programme - there are 4 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
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Organisation: MOD (D17) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2015 (data is from Sept 2014)
Category: Military - see all reports for this category
Description: The Puma Life Extension Programme makes major modifications to the existing fleet of Puma helicopters to install a glass cockpit, modern avionics (including a digital automatic flight control system) and new engines. These upgrades will address obsolescence and safety issues, deliver a step change in performance (particularly in hot and high environments) and ensure the aircraft (which is known as the Puma Mk2) can continue to contribute to the required Battlefield Helicopter LIFT capability until its Out of Service Date in 2025.
DCA (RAG): Amber/Green
DCA text: All upgraded aircraft have now been delivered to the UK. Delivery of capability is progressing steadily as the necessary Release-to-Service clearances are achieved. An OGC Gateway 4 Review took place in Mar 15 and confirmed good progress.
Start date: 2007-02-01
End date: 2015-12-31
Schedule text: Close management of the remaining work, most notably the Release-to-Service approvals, continues to improve delivery confidence. The programme achieved Initial Operating Capabilities five weeks ahead of schedule on 23 Feb 2015 and is on track to deliver Full Operating Capability on or before their target date.
Baseline: £10.15m
Forecast: £8.46m
Variance: -16.70%
Variance text: Variance in the current year relates to screened programme changes, including the slippage of hot and high flight trials into 2015.
Whole Life Cost: £377.79m
WLCost text: The programme remains within its Approved Budgetary Limit and is affordable within the funding provision. Whole Life Costs include the funding for costs relating to the Puma Life Extension Programme up to the end of manufacture, but exclude in-service support costs, which are the subject of a separate business case.WLC budget has increased since 2013/14 Q2 to recognise sunk costs across the whole life of the Programme to better represent the variance of the forecast to budget. Forecast over the year has come down.
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Sourcefile: IPA_2015.csv

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