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Northrop Teams With Lufthansa Technik, Air France Industries to Maintain Australia’s KC-30A Tanker Fleet

Northrop Teams With Lufthansa Technik, Air France Industries to Maintain Australia's KC-30A Tanker Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Northrop Teams With Lufthansa Technik, Air France Industries to Maintain Australia's KC-30A Tanker Fleet - top government contractors - best government contracting eventNorthrop Grumman has entered into separate partnership agreements with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Lufthansa Technik to provide through-life support services for Australia’s fleet of KC-30A multirole tanker transport planes.

Northrop said Wednesday AFI KLM E&M will provide aircraft component, auxiliary power unit and CF6 80-E1 engine test, repair and overhaul services; ready access to line replaceable unit loans and exchanges; and global line station logistics services.

Lufthansa Technik will perform spares procurement; aircraft component test, repair and overhaul services; landing gear overhaul services; and aircraft component support, Northrop said in a separate press release.

The partnership with Lufthansa Technik aims to provide the Australian MRTT program access to a global inventory network, landing gear services and reduced component repair times.

Both agreements also authorize the future extension of support services and general maintenance of other aircraft types.

Northrop’s Australia-based integrated defense services subsidiary is the prime contractor of the Australian air force’s MRTT through-life support program.

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