ORANGEBURG, N.Y., October 2, 2009 – Chromalloy announced today that it will provide aircraft engine and auxiliary power unit (APU) maintenance, services and replacement parts as a member of the Northrop Grumman team on the KC-10 Extender Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program.
The Air Force announced its selection of Northrop Grumman as the prime contractor for comprehensive depot maintenance and logistic support for the KC-10 CLS program. The program will operate in direct support of the U. S. Air Force KC-10 air refueling fleet of 59 aircraft.
“We are pleased to support Northrop Grumman and to provide engine maintenance and service for the KC-10 aerial refueling tanker fleet,” said Armand F. Lauzon, Jr., Chromalloy President. “Chromalloy brings a long legacy of outstanding service and quality components and replacement parts to aircraft engines. We are strongly committed to ensuring the mission readiness of this aircraft fleet.”
Chromalloy’s portion of the contract is valued at $540 million over nine years and covers engine maintenance and component services for 204 of the CF6-50C2 engines and 77 APUs.
Supporting Chromalloy will be the company’s team member, MTU Maintenance, a global provider of CF6-50C2 commercial services. Engine maintenance will be provided by the MTU North America CF6-50C2 facility.
Chromalloy will establish a KC-10 Engine Program Office in Oklahoma City, with component support provided by its network of repair and manufacturing facilities.
A supplier of advanced repairs and services for turbines used in aviation and land-based applications, Chromalloy intends to also provide support to the KC-10 program through its design and manufacturing of FAA-approved replacement parts.
The company’s FAA-approved replacement parts and repairs are certified to meet or exceed the performance, reliability and durability specifications of original equipment manufacturer parts.
Chromalloy serves commercial and military customers worldwide and has operations and sales offices in the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, the U.A.E., Israel, China, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and Australia. More information is at www.chromalloy.com.
Chromalloy has evolved from a gas turbine parts repair business into the leading independent supplier of advanced repairs, FAA-approved replacement parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul for gas turbines used in aviation and land-based applications. Chromalloy serves the airline, military, marine and industrial gas turbine segments with a broad range of services at locations in 14 countries around the globe. Chromalloy is authorized by the FAA and EASA and many other NAAs, and is qualified under ISO and NADCAP. Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation.
Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group company. For additional information, visit www.sequa.com.