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Northrop signs Lufthansa Technik for KC-30A support

19th January 2017 - 07:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Northrop Grumman Integrated Defence Services (IDS) has teamed with Lufthansa Technik to provide support services to the Royal Australian Air Force’s fleet of KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, the company announced on 18 January.

Northrop Grumman IDS is the prime contractor for MRTT Through-Life Support. The teaming arrangement will provide the Australian MRTT programme with improved access to a global inventory network, landing gear services and a reduction in component repair times, while also allowing for future extension for support of parts and general maintenance to other aircraft types.

Lufthansa Technik will provide services to Northrop Grumman including spares procurement; aircraft component test, repair and overhaul services; landing gear overhaul services and aircraft component support. The Australian government will also have the opportunity in future to reduce its holding of spares and materials without diminishing the level of available support for the MRTT programme.

Ian Irving, chief executive, Northrop Grumman Australia, said: ‘This agreement between Northrop Grumman and Lufthansa Technik provides the potential for significant savings for the Australian government.

‘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.’

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