HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 16 Jan. 2010. The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] selected Science Engineering Services Inc. (SES) to perform disassembly, inspection, and repair on AH-64D Apache helicopters' avionics and other equipment in preparation for their upgrade to the Block III configuration.
The program will create approximately 70 new positions for aviation and avionics mechanics, structural installers, and aviation quality inspectors within SES.
SES will receive U.S. Army Apache helicopters at the SES West Aviation and Integration Facility in Huntsville, where the aircraft will be disassembled, inspected, and repaired as necessary. SES will then ship the components and airframes to Boeing in Mesa, Ariz., for integration into the newest model Apache helicopter, the AH-64D Apache Block III.
"Boeing is pleased to welcome Science and Engineering Services to the Apache Block III program," says Al Winn, Boeing vice president, Apache Programs. "The capabilities of the SES organization will enhance our efforts as Boeing continues to produce Apaches for the U.S. Army and international customers."