Northrop Inducts CBP Orion Aircraft for Depot Level Maintenance

Northrop Inducts CBP Orion Aircraft for Depot Level Maintenance
P-3 Orion

Northrop Grumman has cleared the first unit under U.S. Customs Border and Protection's 14-aircraft P-3 Orion fleet to undergo depot level maintenance activities in Lake Charles, Louisiana, over a 10-year period.

The company said Friday the first CBP P-3 Orion aircraft was inducted for logistics and maintenance work at an aircraft maintenance and fabrication center in the state.

The depot level maintenance work is part of a contract of an undisclosed sum Northrop won in 2020 to perform aircraft services and support the operations of CBP's Orion aircraft fleet in several states and other deployment locations in the U.S. and abroad.

Northrop's aircraft maintenance and fabrication center has logged more than 15 million maintenance hours for various air vehicles such as the E2-C Hawkeye and the Orion.

Michelle Scarpella, sector vice president and general manager of global sustainment and modernization at Northrop, said the facility has supported aircraft operations for more than two decades.

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