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PREPARATIONS FOR LEAP OPERATION UNDERWAY AT LUFTHANSA TECHNIK
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Source: Lufthansa Technik, HAM TS/M


Source: Lufthansa Technik, HAM TS/M


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HAMBURG, Germany - Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg, Germany is currently preparing to offer on-wing and MRO services for the CFM International LEAP-1A (Airbus A320neo) and -1B (Boeing 737 MAX) engine. Therefore, Lufthansa Technik is one of the first MRO providers to support customers worldwide already in the early stages of their operation of LEAP powered aircraft.

In addition to building up repair capacity for the LEAP engine by providing staff training courses and investing in the essential tooling, Lufthansa Technik will also focus on extending its on-wing/on-site Airline Support Team (AST) services.

Lufthansa Technik will provide LEAP services for the entire lifecycle. Depending on the MRO requirements and the engine life cycle phase, this covers the complete range of MRO services: from engine overhaul and parts repair to on-wing support and innovative engineering; from work scoping to active cost of ownership. Comprehensive capability is being built up step-by-step from now on.

Source:  Lufthansa Technik
Associated URL: www.lufthansa-technik.com
Source Date: December 6, 2017
Posted: 12/11/2017

 
 
L-3 AWARDED T-1A MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Source: USAF


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PENTAGON - L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, has been awarded a $10,253,906 firm-fixed-price modification (P00168) to a previously awarded contract (FA8106-09-C-0001) for logistics support of the T-1A aircraft. Services include contractor-operated maintained supply, over and above, on-equipment maintenance, data and field service representatives.

Work will be performed at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma; Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi; Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas; Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas; and Pensacola Naval Air Station, Florida; with an expected completion date of March 31, 2018. Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $10,253,906 are being obligated at time of award. Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, is the contracting activity.

Source:  DOD
Associated URL: https://www.defense.gov/News/Contracts/Contract-View/Article/1390406/
Source Date: December 6, 2017
Posted: 12/11/2017

 
 
SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS PLANS MAJOR EXPANSION IN WICHITA
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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Spirit to Expand Wichita Facility

Source: Spirit AeroSystems


Spirit to Expand Wichita Facility

Source: Spirit AeroSystems


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WICHITA - Spirit AeroSystems has unveiled plans for major expansion and growth, including the addition of 1,000 jobs and capital investments totaling $1.0 billion over the next five years at its Wichita, Kansas, facility. The company said that the growth is fueled by a number of factors, including increasing production rates on existing commercial aircraft programs, growth in Spirit's Fabrication and Defense businesses, and other new business pursuits. Spirit added that the plans solidify its presence in Wichita and Kansas for decades to come.

"Wichita is our headquarters and the hub of our operations," said Spirit President and CEO Tom Gentile. "Our workforce is unparalleled, with generations of aircraft employees who have worked in our plant. And, now, future generations will have those same opportunities. We are proud to partner with the city, county, and state to bring new jobs and investment to the community and help ensure Wichita remains the Air Capital of the World."

"These are high-paying, highly coveted aviation jobs," said Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell. "They will pump billions of dollars into our local economy over the next decade and beyond. Spirit is a great company, a wonderful community steward, and we worked very collaboratively to ensure they chose Wichita for this expansion."

Spirit's memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the city of Wichita and Sedgwick County includes joint investment in a new building to be constructed on the north side of the company's property. The completion of the transactions contemplated by the MOU is contingent upon approval by the Wichita City Council and the Sedgwick County Commission and the execution of definitive agreements between the parties.

Spirit said that most of the new jobs will be in the hourly ranks, including skilled sheet metal mechanics, composite technicians, and CNC machine operators.

"Spirit is a global company with sites across the world, and we will continue to grow where it makes sense for the business. We have deep roots in Wichita, and we are here for the long haul," Gentile said.

Source:  Spirit AeroSystems
Source Date: December 6, 2017
Posted: 12/07/2017

 

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