Monday, 19 January 2015
AS9120 Certification Fosters Cooperation in the Aerospace Industry
The Pentagon is setting up ""maintenance bases"" in different parts of the world for its Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), the F-35 Lightning II, specifically in client countries which are also participating in its development. Among these countries are Japan, Australia, Italy, Turkey, and Israel; all of which showed interest in procuring the stealth multirole fighter in the future. Dubbed as the regional Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Upgrade (MRO&U) by the Defense Department, these maintenance bases will be responsible for repair and replacement work on an array of hardware and software components. By delegating maintenance roles to the partner countries, the JSF program hopes to reduce the aircraft’s costs for the benefit of the client partners.