Sabena technics selects Cobham for through-life support for France's KC-135 fleet

Jan. 6, 2021
Cobham Mission Systems' air-to-air solutions leader to help ensure ongoing operations of French Air Force refuelling tankers through three-year in-service contract.

NIMES, France - Cobham Mission Systems announced it has secured a three-year agreement with Sabena technics. The contract provides comprehensive through-life support (TLS) and air-to-air (AAR) equipment maintenance to help Sabena technics ensure effective continued operations of the French Air Force’s KC-135 refueling tankers.

Under the contact, Cobham Mission Systems will continue to provide dedicated in-service support to the air-to-air refueling pods fitted to the French KC-135 fleet. This includes exclusive repair and overhaul services, engineering support, obsolescence management and guaranteed availability of spares and consumables, during later stages of the aircraft service life.

Cobham Mission Systems provides a comprehensive portfolio of “nose to tail” AAR products including wing air refueling pods, fuselage refueling units, buddy-buddy refueling and a range of refueling probes. Through TLS service agreements, the company assists customers to maintain optimal operations and efficiencies throughout the entire product lifecycle, from initial development to full in-service support and the end of a product service life. 

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