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Korean Air Wins US Navy Contract

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Korean Air has been selected by the US Navy to be the sole provider of depot-level maintenance services for its CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters.

Recognized by the US government for its MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) capabilities, Korean Air was chosen over the current contractor during a recent bid held by the US Navy Supply Command.

As part of the KRW 50 billion deal with the US Navy, Korean Air will provide depot-level maintenance services for 40 CH-53 helicopters based in Japan from June 2015 until 2020.

Korean Air previously conducted depot-level maintenance services for CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters from 1989 to 2010.

Depot-level aircraft maintenance entails a series of processes that require advanced technology. When an aircraft is placed in a depot, various systems are tested. The systems are taken apart and examined using techniques such as non-destructive tests. Any defects found will be repaired immediately and overhauled for improving performance.

The CH-53 helicopter, built by Sikorsky Aircraft and also known as ďStallionĒ, is usually used for long distance transportation of troops and heavy military equipment, mine detection and clearance.

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