Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Boeing to Open Avionics MRO Center in Korea
Boeing will establish an avionics maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center in the Yeongcheon industry district of the Daegu-Gyeongbuk free economic zone in South Korea. The MRO center will support the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) fleet of F-15K Slam Eagles.
“Boeing continues to improve its services by bringing them closer to our customers, reducing turnaround time and costs for mission-essential components,” said Joe Song, vice president of international business development for Boeing. “Over the past half century of working in partnership with the Republic of Korea, Boeing has come to know Korea's strong infrastructure and the excellent knowledge and talent base of its people and industry. We can tap into that as we expand our presence locally and grow our operations while supporting Korea's development objectives.”
The ROKAF operates a fleet of 60 F-15Ks, which Boeing delivered in April and continues to support with a long-term performance-based logistics contract.
Boeing did not say when it expects to open the new MRO center.