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Aeromod aims to be the 'preferred provider': major expansion is in progress toward meeting expected airline demand for contract-maintenance services. (Lockheed Aeromod Center Inc.)

Lockheed Aeromod Center Inc. (LACI), whose stated goal is to be "the preferred provider" of high-quality, low-cost contract maintenance for commercial and military transports, has embarked on a major expansion to meet what it foresees as a heavy demand for overhaul, repair and modification services.

Scheduled to open in Tucson, Ariz., on Dec. 5 is a $20.6 million, 235,000-sq.-ft. complex that will accommodate four widebodies of McDonnell Douglas MD-11 size, or nine narrowbodies or a combination of the two sizes. Also under way is what Bill Clamp, commercial sales manager, describes as "a very large expansion" of LACI's primary base at Greenville, S.C., which already encompasses 20 bays in 14 hangars. And as this article was being prepared, LACI's parent Lockheed Aircraft Service Co. was expecting to complete a joint-use agreement to take over four hangars at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, Calif., in which to establish a facility dedicated to Boeing 747 maintenance. …

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