SEOUL, South Korea, 10 Oct. 2012. Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD) will broaden their cooperative relationship to include rotorcraft, fixed-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and military aircraft maintenance and support through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed on Oct. 4.
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Boeing and KAL-ASD work together on other projects as well. KAL-ASD is a supplier for many of Boeing's commercial airplane programs, including the 787 Dreamliner and 747-8. This MOU expands their defense collaboration in the Republic of Korea and other military aircraft markets worldwide.
A division of Korean Air, Korean Air Aerospace Division (KAL-ASD) provides design, manufacturing, marketing and maintenance products and services for aircraft, satellites and launch vehicles. KAL-ASD manufactures parts across the Boeing commercial airplanes family of aircraft, and is a joint development partner on the 787 program. As part of the Boeing Commercial Aviation Services worldwide network, the division provides spare parts for fleet maintenance around the globe. KAL-ASD also provides spares and related parts handling services for the Republic of Korea Air Force's E737 Airborne early warning & control Peace Eye aircraft.