Ogden ALC Completes A-10 Thunderbolt II Re-Wing Programme

US Air Force (USAF) Materiel Command announced on August 12 that the A-10 Thunderbolt II replacement wing programme had been concluded. Workers at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex (ALC) at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, installed the last of 173 new wings onto the final A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. Each new set of wings is expected to last for up to...

US Air Force (USAF) Materiel Command announced on August 12 that the A-10 Thunderbolt II replacement wing programme had been concluded. Workers at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex (ALC) at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, installed the last of 173 new wings onto the final A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft.

Each new set of wings is expected to last for up to 10,000 equivalent flight hours without depot inspections. As part of the process of fitting new wings to the aircraft, an improved wire harness design was created for easier wing removal and to decrease the possibility of damaging the aircraft wiring during the process.

Source: www.janes.com