Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services AS (KAMS) announced today that it has signed a contract with Pratt & Whitney, officially starting operations at Rygge, one of the five planned F135 (F-35 engine) Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul & Upgrade (MRO&U) facilities, or depots, worldwide.
This contract marks the transition of the KAMS MRO&U facility to qualification and operations from activation and training in support of achieving Initial Depot Capability by the end of 2021. The contract is the first in a series to span decades providing MRO&U and logistics support to the global F135 motor user community.
Kongsberg Aviation Maintenance Services AS (KAMS) is majority owned by Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace with 50.1% of the shares and Patria of Finland owning 49.9%. The KAMS F135 engine depot has the capacity to support multiple repairs, overhauls and logistic services including handling spare parts.
KAMS will employ and educate mechanics, technicians and logistics personnel that will incrementally take on more complex repairs and an increased work scope of the F135 engine. The depot facility is designed with expansion in mind to accommodate future work and other business opportunities.