MONTREAL, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Commercial Engine Solutions (LMCES) a five-year, exclusive contract to perform engine maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services on CF34-3 engines.
The new agreement also includes two one-year options, which could extend contracted engine MRO services through 2023. Engine repair and overhaul work for Air Wisconsin will commence in the second quarter of 2016 and will be performed at the LMCES Montreal facility, which has nearly 20 years of MRO experience on the CF34-3 engine.
"We selected Lockheed Martin for this important direct maintenance engine contract based on their exceptional customer service, technical expertise, ability to meet turn times and flexibility in finding customized, value-driven solutions," said Janet Huculak, vice president of strategic sourcing and procurement for Air Wisconsin.
Bill Brotherton, president of LMCES added, "This is the second long-term, exclusive fleet agreement we have signed already this year. It is a validation that our airline heritage and collaborative approach provide an offering our customers value. Also important in the marketplace is LMCES's long-term commitment to the CF34 engine, which we consider to be part of our core business. We are honored to be Air Wisconsin's long-term partner."
Charles Bouchard, chief executive of Lockheed Martin Canada, added, "This second major and exclusive contract in the span of a year is a clear recognition of our team's talent and dedication, as well as being a welcome development for the Montreal aerospace cluster. We are very pleased that Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions is thriving and creating greater job stability for the aerospace industry in Canada."
A division of Lockheed Martin Canada, LMCES's Montreal facility provides MRO and test as well as component and part repairs for commercial engines that power the CRJ-200, D-8, 707, and A320 and 737 families. For additional information, visit: www.LockheedMartinEngines.com.
About Air Wisconsin
Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation is a regional airline headquartered in Appleton, WI. In partnership with American Airlines, Air Wisconsin carries approximately six million passengers annually and operates nearly 500 departures per day with regional jet services to approximately 70 cities throughout North America and Canada. Additional information may be found at www.airwis.com.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.
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