Alenia Aeronautica signs NATO E-3A AWACS maintenance contract
Alenia Aeronautica (a Finmeccanica company) has recently renewed the contract with the company IAMCO (International Aerospace Management Company), for the supply of a wide range of maintenance and upgrade services for NATO's AWACS (Airborne Early Warning And Control System) aircraft fleet.
The contract signed by Alenia Aeronautica will generate estimated total sales of about euro 100 MLN.
A remarkable business target has been recently achieved by Alenia Aeronautica that, through the signature of the contract with IAMCO, during the forthcoming decade will perform scheduled Depot Level Maintenance (DLM) and unscheduled Out-Of-Cycle (OOC) inspections, in support of seventeen E-3A (B 707) AWACS aircraft, based in Geilenkirchen (D) and often deployed to survey international crisis situations all over the world.
Giuseppe Giordo, Alenia Aeronautica's CEO and Responsible for Finmeccanica's Aeronautics sector has declared: "Alenia Aeronautica is particularly proud to be confirmed in the role of providing NATO with its own maintenance and upgrade services in support of the E-3A AWACS fleet.
Such agreement awards an enduring tradition of quality and reliability, that Alenia Aeronautica has been constantly ensuring on this demanding programme during the last 20 years."
Within the same contract Alenia is also envisaged as providing additional modification and upgrade activities, aimed at sustaining the efficiency and the performance of the fleet along their extended future operating life.
Alenia Aeronautica has successfully accomplished 25 DLM and 30 OOC visits up to now, combined with the application of several airframe modifications and system upgrades work packages.
Source: Alenia Aeronautica
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