Fairchild Receives USAF Contract for C-130 Hercules Airlifters(Frederick, Maryland, March 26, 2008) -- EADS North America's Fairchild Controls business unit will restart the production of TP-25 air turbine motors for the C-130 Hercules airlifter under U.S. Air Force contract.
The award enables Fairchild Controls to resume new OEM (original equipment manufacturer) production of the air turbine motors for the first time in over a decade. Fairchild Controls previously built over 2,000 TP-25s during a fifty-year production run that concluded in 1993.
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"This order is a top priority at Fairchild Controls, as it strengthens a key link in the supply chain for a truly legendary aircraft that will continue to serve the U.S. Air Force and our allies for many years to come," said Fairchild Controls President Scott Selle.
Source : EADS North America