First KC-10 CLS returned to USAF service
L3 Technologies has returned to service the first KC-10 aircraft under the US Air Force's (USAF) contractor logistics support (CLS) programme, the company announced on 4 May.
After receiving the aircraft in January 2017, L3's Vertex Aerospace division worked together with subcontractor and primary depot provider HAECO/TIMCO of Greensboro, North Carolina, to complete a heavy maintenance check, known as a C-check in under six months.
Under the contract, L3 provides contractor operated and maintained base supply, field service representative (FSR) and depot maintenance support for 59 USAF KC-10 aircraft, as well as COMBS and FSR support for the Aerial Refuelling System for two Royal Netherlands Air Force KDC-10 aircraft. Support provided by L3 for the programme includes labour, materials, tools, equipment, parts and transportation.
Michael T. Strianese, chairman and CEO, L3 Technologies, said: 'This is an important achievement that demonstrates our expertise and scope of services on the CLS programme. The air force is a longtime valued customer and we continue to work closely with them as a trusted partner to ensure ongoing KC-10 mission effectiveness.'
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