Patria and S&K Logistic Services team up to offer F/A-18 landing gear overhaul
Finnish company Patria and the American company S&K Logistic Services have teamed up to offer landing gear overhaul to F/A-18 customers. The teaming agreement between the two companies was signed in February 2017.
“Patria specializes 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“, says Tuure Hakavuori, Director, Business Development of Patria’s Aircraft unit.
“Combining Patria’s proven capabilities in military MRO with S&K Logistics Services’ experience in life-cycle support management and services for complex defense systems together with both companies’ experience in government contracting, the customers will gain short turnaround times and guaranteed higher availability of their fighter fleets”, says Ms. Gail Schmer, Vice President MRO operations, from S&K Logistics Services. Patria and S&K Logistic Services were showcasing their F/A-18 Landing gear overhaul as well as their other services at The Naval International Aviation Logistics Process Improvement Team (LPIT) Workshop 9-11 May in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Tuure Hakavuori, Director, Business Development, Aircraft, tel. +358 40 869 3447, [email protected] Gail Schmer, Vice President MRO Operations, S&K Logistics Services, LLC, tel. (954) 806-2154, [email protected]
Patria is a trusted provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services and technology solutions. Besides Finland, the Group has operations in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, the United States, and South Africa. Patria employs 2,800 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). www.patria.fi
S&K Logistics Services provides complete logistics services to domestic government agencies and their international allies. From analyzing operations and sustainment needs, to sourcing and supplying new and overhauled components, to providing maintenance and technical training services that ensure indigenous forces will successfully sustain complex systems far into the future – S&K Logistics Services is your proven, dependable source of support. S&K Logistics Services, LLC is a member of the S&K Technologies, Inc. family of Companies and is owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT). S&K is headquartered on the Flathead Reservation in northwest Montana with its major branch office in Byron, Georgia. www.sklogisticsservices.com