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Northrop Grumman partners with AFI KLM E&M and Lufthansa Technik for KC-30A support

written by australianaviation.com.au | January 19, 2017

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport during boom refuelling trials in the United States.
Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services is the prime contractor for MRTT through-life support.

Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services, an Australian subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, has signed separate agreements with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and Lufthansa Technik for the provision of services in support of the KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT).

AFI KLM E&M will provide services including aircraft component, auxiliary power unit and engine test, repair and overhaul services; ready access to line replaceable unit loans and exchanges; and global line station logistics solutions, Northrop Grumman stated.

“By leveraging huge commercial supply chains and expertise in order to provide competitive pricing for MRTT maintenance, this agreement will increase the program’s value and effectiveness,” aid Ian Irving, chief executive of Northrop Grumman Australia.

Meanwhile, Lufthansa Technik will provide services including spares (consumables and expendables) procurement; aircraft component test, repair and overhaul services; landing gear overhaul services; and aircraft component support.

“This access to parts and expertise through this agreement is an important part of our vision to build Northrop Grumman as a regional support hub for a range of aircraft types for Australian and regional air forces,” Irving said.

Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services is the prime contractor for MRTT through-life support.

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