L-3 Communications recently awarded Rockwell Collins 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 current vendor networks and provide logistics support through a distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee. This program, with a required quick repair turnaround time, is imperative to sustain mission critical operations of the KC-10 aircraft.
Rockwell Collins acquired Intertrade in 1999, which now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Rockwell Collins. With this acquisition, Intertrade leveraged its affiliation with a major OEM while being able to provide other enhanced services due to Rockwell Collins' strong customer relationships, global presence, product knowledge, and solid financial position.