Patria to Sustain the Engine Components for the Remaining Lifetime of the F16s Within the Danish Air Force
HELSINKI, (BM) – Patria Belgium Engine Center SRL has been awarded a new seven-year contract by the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) to sustain the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) fleet for the remaining lifetime of their F16s, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
“We are proud to continue our trusted long-term partnership with the Royal Danish Air Force. This Agreement is a fantastic and unique event as it means that our company will have had the honor to support our Customer continuously from the very first day in April 1982 until the last day when aircraft are removed from service. Over more than 3 decades, both our organizations have walked together through optimized sustainment concepts, ending up with a comprehensive Material Management Program, including O&I level support”, says Hugo Vanbockryck, Managing Director of Patria’s Belgium Engine Center.
“This contract is part of our strategy to sustain the F100 engine components for the remaining lifetime of the F16 within the Danish Air Force. We are looking forward to continuing our good relationship with Belgium Engine Center for the years to come”, states the representative of DALO.
Patria’s Belgium Engine Center is based in the neighborhood of Liège. Under different names, Engine Division of Fabrique Nationale, FN Moteurs, Techspace Aero, Pratt and Whitney Belgium Engine Center, AIM Belgium Engine Center and now Patria Belgium Engine Center SRL, the company has been supporting 14 Air Forces worldwide as a one-stop MRO shop performing module overhauls, component repairs, engineering and supply chain services, as well as export compliance support to end users.
DALO is the logistics authority of the Danish Defence. The organization procures, maintains, develops and disposes materiel capacities and ensures provisions in due time for the Danish Defence operations. DALO’s yearly budget is approximately 7-10 billion DKK. The funds are used to provide efficient support primarily to international operations and operational units within the Danish Armed Forces. DALO has approximately 1,900 employees with headquarters in Ballerup near Copenhagen.
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