February 24, 2020
King Aerospace Work Scope Expansion for U.S. Army Special Electronic Mission Aircraft
DALLAS, TX – The best way to know you’re doing a good job is when more work comes your way. That is how King Aerospace President Jarid King felt about the significant expansion of the company’s contractor logistic support (CLS) work scope for the U.S. Army’s Special Electronic Mission Aircraft (SEMA) fleet.
“This represents a significant increase in our SEMA-specific maintenance personnel and high-level aircraft services,” says Greg Mitchell, King Aerospace vice president of government services.
King Aerospace serves as a subcontractor for Northrop Grumman. The contract provides lifecycle services for a fleet of 75 highly modified King Air (C-12), De Havilland Canada Dash 7 (DHC-7) and Dash 8 (DHC-8) turboprop aircraft used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). The contract was awarded in 2017 with options extending to 2026. King Aerospace will perform the work at Biggs Army Airfield in El Paso, TX, and at Camp Humphreys in South Korea, and at multiple deployment locations worldwide.
Jarid King recently returned from Camp Humphreys, where he oversaw the project’s expansion and hiring of additional team members. King devotes a large part of his time to fostering the King Aerospace no-excuses culture and helping team members understand their why, or their purpose.
“Having the right expertise and experience is only part of our success,” says King. “The wins happen when you have a dedicated, efficient team pulling in the same direction. We’ve already seen a marked improvement in aircraft availability and customer satisfaction.”
King Aerospace’s support helps ensure SEMA aircraft are mission capable both today and into the future.
“This new work adds to our growing portfolio of ISR mission support,” says King. “It’s an honor to apply our know-how to such a mission-critical program.”
About King Aerospace
King Aerospace, Inc. (KAI), is a global operation that serves the U.S. military and government to deliver responsive aircraft maintenance and logistics support in some of the world’s most hostile, remote and harsh locations. KAI operates facilities in El Paso, TX; Camp Humphreys, Korea; and 24/7 logistics outposts around the world. Its sister company, King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) is a leading one-stop provider of aircraft services with offices and facilities in Dallas, TX, and Ardmore, OK. KACC is a GE OnPoint™ service center. It specializes in avionics design/installation, interior design/refurbishment, engineering services, maintenance and paint. KACC is an authorized FAA and EASA Repair Station and is AS9110C-certified. It also provides aircraft project management, offsite maintenance and other aircraft-related management services. Founded in 1992, King Aerospace is a privately owned company focused on customer and team member satisfaction. KingAerospace.com
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