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This article was Originally Published on Apr 19, 2006 in Volume: 5  Issue: 1

AF's Wynne says maintenance a huge concern for JCA program

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U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne said his biggest concern with the Army and Air Force’s Joint Cargo Aircraft (JCA) program is who will be in charge of maintaining the aircraft. The Air Force has had trouble meeting a mandate that says 50 percent of its fleet’s maintenance must be handled by service depots. An Army-led joint program office is studying the JCA proposals that include contractor maintenance because it could be cheaper to hire a private company for maintenance. Wynn said purchasing a larger number of JCA aircrafts could enable the Air Force to shift some of its C-130 loads into long-haul strategic transport missions. . The Army and Air Force view JCA as a new fixed-wing transport aircraft capable of performing rapid-response intratheater missions with cargo, equipment and soldiers, as well as medevac duties and airdrop delivery. The new aircraft would replace the Army’s 43 Sherpa planes and ease the Air Force’s reliance on the C-130, its workhorse intratheater cargo plane. Lockheed Martin, a team of Raytheon and EADS CASA North America and a joint venture of L-3 Communications and Italy’s Alenia have all announced that they will compete for the JCA contract.

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