Rockwell Collins Intertrade has been selected to manage avionics repairs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force’s (RNLAF) fleet of Pilatus PC-7 light trainer aircraft.
The company, which provides competitively priced, recertified used aircraft and engine parts, will supply avionics repair chain management services for the fleet.
Rockwell Collins service solutions vice-president and general manager Thierry Tosi said: "Our intertrade business leverages its worldwide connections to obtain aircraft components from a wide variety of suppliers.
"Our extensive component and repair supply chain, coupled with our commitment to high-quality and process management efficiency, allows us to now provide customised repair chain management solutions like we are doing for the RNLAF.
"We believe this capability, combined with the flexibility that the RNLAF and our team have designed into this programme, will allow us to meet and exceed the requirements of the RNLAF and assist them in fulfilling their critical missions.
"Intertrade offers competitively priced new and recertified aircraft and engine components for sale, exchange or lease, as well as the repair services associated with these products."
Currently, the RNLAF is believed to be using 13 PC-7 trainers, which were progressively delivered from 1989 onwards.
Powered by a single Pratt & Whitney PT6A-25A turboprop engine, the PC-7 is a two-seat light trainer aircraft and is designed to perform all basic training functions, including aerobatics, instrument, tactical and night flying.
The aircraft has been selected by more than 20 air forces worldwide as their ab-initio trainer.
Image: A RNLAF PC-7 turbotrainer taxis for takeoff at the Royal International Air Tattoo in Fairford, Gloucestershire, UK. Photo: courtesy of Arpingstone.