Saturday, January 19, 2013

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Chromalloy Component Services Inc., For Engines Upgrade of KC-135 Aircraft

DTN News - DEFENSE NEWS: U.S. DoD Awarded Contract To Chromalloy Component Services Inc., For Engines Upgrade of KC-135 Aircraft
Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources & DoD 030-13 January 2013 
(NSI News Source Info) TORONTO, Canada - January 18, 2013: Chromalloy Component Services Inc., San Antonio, Texas, (FA8122-13-D-0006) is being awarded a $37,264,500 firm-fixed-price contract for acquisition remanufacturing services to upgrade and implement MOD 13/15 for F108 engines in support of the KC-135 aircraft.  



The location of the performance is San Antonio, Texas.  Work is expected to be completed by Oct. 17, 2014.  

The contracting activity is AFSC/PZAAB, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. 

US Air Force KC-135R Stratotankers
Boeing built 732 KC-135 Stratotankers for the US Air Force between 1957 and 1965. The US Air Force still has about 550 KC-135 Stratotankers in service (active duty, 253; Air National Guard, 222; Air Force Reserve, 70) and has made substantial investment in a series of upgrade programs, including reskinning of the lower wing surfaces, the installation of new CFM56 engines and new avionics systems.

411 of the aircraft in service are the upgraded 135R models and 134 the older 135E. The KC-135 is also in service with the air forces of France (11 aircraft), Turkey (seven) and Singapore (four).

The US Air Force received testing equipment from Cubic Defence Systems as part of the contract signed in February 2010. The testing equipment, which includes small toolbox-sized test sets, will be used to examine and troubleshoot the auxillary power unit (APU) fitted in the tail section of KC-135 refuelling aircraft. The APU produces the electricity that fires up the KC-135's engines.

*Link for This article compiled by Roger Smith from reliable sources & DoD 030-13 January, 2013
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