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PAS17: Patria & S&K Team for F/A-18 Landing Gear Maintenance

Efficient Service Guarantees Higher Fleet Availability

In February, Patria and S&K Logistic Services signed an agreement to jointly offer landing gear overhaul and maintenance services to F/A-18 operators. The two companies showcased their capabilities at the Naval International Aviation Logistics Process Improvement Team (LPIT) Workshop in Kentucky, 9-11 May and will be doing so again at this week’s Paris Air Show.

Patria specialises in aviation life cycle support and the company has over 20 years of experience in HORNET maintenance, repair and overhaul. S&K Logistic Services is an experienced expert in logistics and supply chain management. The cooperation of the two companies combines the key competencies of them both. This way we have built an efficient service from the customer point of view,” Tuure Hakavuori, Director, Business Development at Patria Aircraft, commented.

Combining Patria’s proven capabilities in military MRO with S&K Logistics Services’ experience in life-cycle support management and services for complex defence systems together with both companies’ experience in government contracting, the customers will gain short turnaround times and guaranteed higher availability of their fighter fleets,” Gail Schmer, Vice President MRO operations at S&K Logistics Services, observed.


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