L3 Communications has selected Rockwell Collins to support repair of over 500 parts for the US Air Force fleet of 59 KC-10 aircraft. The company will manage 4,000 repairs annually through its subsidiary, Intertrade, which it acquired in 1999.

As part of the contract, Rockwell Collins and Intertrade will leverage current vendor networks and provide logistics support through a distribution centre in Memphis, TN. The programme, with a required quick repair turnaround time, is imperative to sustain KC-10 mission-critical operations.

Intertrade offers competitively priced, recertified engine and airframe parts for sale, exchange or lease, along with repair chain management solutions. Its extensive inventory covers multiple military and commercial equipment manufacturers, aircraft and engine platforms, and ATA chapters.

Rockwell Collins and Intertrade encompass a trusted source of components and repair chain solutions, and an established track record as key service providers for repair chain management,” Thierry Tosi, Vice President and General Manager, Service Solutions, explained.


Rockwell Collins has won a repair chain management contract from L3 Communications to support over 500 parts on the KC-10. (Photo: Rockwell Collins)

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