Boe­ing to es­tab­lish avion­ics MRO in Korea

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Boe­ing has signed a mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing with the Korean prov­ince of Gyeongsang­buk-do and the city of Yeongcheon to es­tab­lish an avion­ics main­te­nance, re­pair and over­haul (MRO) fa­cil­ity in the re­gion that will ser­vice avion­ics com­po­nents for the Repub­lic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) fleet of F-15K Slam Ea­gles.

“Boe­ing con­tin­ues to im­prove its ser­vices by bring­ing them closer to our cus­tomers, re­duc­ing turn­around time and costs for mis­sion-es­sen­tial com­po­nents,” said Joe Song, vice pres­i­dent of In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment-Asia-Pa­cific for Boe­ing De­fense, Space & Se­cu­rity. “Over the past half cen­tury of work­ing in part­ner­ship with the Repub­lic of Korea, Boe­ing has come to know Korea’s strong in­fra­struc­ture and the ex­cel­lent knowl­edge and tal­ent base of its peo­ple and in­dus­try. We can tap into that as we ex­pand our pres­ence locally and grow our op­er­a­tions while sup­port­ing Korea’s de­vel­op­ment ob­jec­tives.”

The fa­cil­ity, which will be lo­cated in the Yeongcheon In­dus­try Dis­trict of Daegu-Gyeong­buk Free Eco­nomic Zone, will sup­port the area’s Aero Techno Val­ley vi­sion of a high-tech aero­space in­dus­try cor­ri­dor and ex­panded in-coun­try avion­ics ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The lo­ca­tion is close to Daegu Air Force Base and ide­ally suited for the Slam Ea­gle work as part of Boe­ing’s Per­for­mance-Based Lo­gis­tics (PBL) pro­gramme.

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