Jul 11, 2017: Rockwell Collins selects L-3 Communications for a repair chain management contract to support the repair of over 500 parts for the U.S. Air Force on 59 KC-10 aircraft. Rockwell Collins will manage 4,000 repairs annually in partnership with Intertrade, a Rockwell Collins company.
“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,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president and general manager, Service Solutions.
As part of the contract, Rockwell Collins and Intertrade will leverage existing vendor networks and offer logistics support through a distribution centre in Memphis, Tennessee. This programme, with a required quick repair turnaround time, is crucial to maintain mission critical operations of the KC-10 aircraft.
Intertrade operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins since its acquisition in 1999. With this acquisition, Intertrade leveraged its affiliation with a major OEM while being able to offer other better services due to Rockwell Collins’ strong customer relationships, worldwide presence, product knowledge, and solid financial position.