Published : 2013-12-19 19:46
Updated : 2013-12-19 19:46
The country’s sole aircraft manufacturer, Korea Aerospace Industries, said Thursday it has signed an 89.8 billion won ($84.7 million) contract with the government to carry out depot maintenance on FA-50s entering service with the Air Force.
The FA-50 is a fully armed, mission-capable light fighter attack aircraft that has been developed from the T-50 Golden Eagle advanced trainer.
The contract with the Defense Acquisition Program Administration calls for the KAI to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the single-engine supersonic jets.
Depot maintenance is the highest form of checkup conducted on an aircraft. The military is responsible for so-called organization and field maintenance work. (Yonhap News)