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Alsalam Receives More Saudi C-130 Maintenance Work

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Saudi C-130(click to view full) In October 2008, Boeing announced that its majority-owned partner Alsalam Aircraft Co. in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has received a 3-year, $29 million contract. Alsalam will provide programmed depot maintenance (repairs, inspections, maintenance, modifications and repainting) for the Royal Saudi Air Force’s fleet of 50 C-130s. Alsalam involvement in the RSAF’s C-130 PDM began in 1993, with a subcontract from prime contractor Lockheed Martin Middle East Services (LMMES). The firm has expanded its size and share over the intervening years. They currently handle RSAF F-15 and Tornado fighters, AH-64 Apache helicopters, E-3A AWACS, and C-130s; and work to modify and maintain commercial airplanes. In October 2006, Vector Aerospace Engine Services UK, Ltd. was named the preferred bidder to maintain the Saudi C-130 fleet’s T56 engines.

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