king aerospace uscg contract ramps up

February 6, 2019

The five-year contract awarded by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in 2017 to King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) has begun to gear up. The contract for USCG HC-144 and HC-27J aircraft paint services was to have covered nine aircraft a year. To date, KACC has completed its sixth aircraft. 

“Things are picking up now and we’re on track to complete seven planes a year,” says Wayne Jamroz, KACC general manager. “We take great pride in delivering high-quality work and doing our part to advance this vital, mission-critical Coast Guard program.” 

The HC-144 and HC-27J comprise the Coast Guard’s medium-range surveillance fleet. Both require a programmed depot maintenance inspection every four years. It includes a required external paint. The aircraft completed under King Aerospace’s contract have been enthusiastically received says Randy Johnson, director of corporate aircraft services.

“The Coast Guard loves our quality,” says Johnson. “We’re repeatedly told that when someone sees the completed aircraft, they hear, “Wow. Who painted that?”