December 17-20, 2018
Tampa, Florida, USA
Tampa Convention Center
Airborne-Tampa and MacDill Air Force Base
Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Tour Cost: $50.00 | Registration Required
Tour hosts reserve the right to pre-screen tour attendance.
Don't miss the opportunity to tour Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, a commercial Maintenance, repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility, followed by a lunch with USAF personnel assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, and concluding with a tour of the 6th/927th Maintenance Group.
Airborne's Tampa facility is a leading MRO and aircraft cargo conversion provider located at Tampa International Airport. Previously known as Pemco World Air Services, the company relocated to Tampa in 2008. Pemco was acquired in 2017 by Air Transport Services Group and its subsidiary, Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services. As a LEAN and Continuous Improvement facility, Airborne's operation continually raises the bar in terms of Quality, Reliability, Span-Time Performance, and Value. Cargo conversions, from Passenger to Full Freighter, Quick Change, or Combi configuration are accomplished at the Tampa facility and at two other international locations.
The professionals of the 6th/927th Maintenance Group (MXG) courageously and consistently support the Air Force's mission to "Fly, Fight, and Win!" Their maintenance personnel are continually deployed around the globe in support of contingency operations providing maintenance capacities, aerial refueling, airlift, aeromedical evacuation operations, and fulfilling other Air Mobility Command worldwide commitments. They are directly responsible for launch and recovery operations and all off-equipment and in-depth on-equipment maintenance to include periodic inspections and component repair of 24 assigned KC-135 R/T aircraft. On average, MacDill aircraft generate over 3,500 sorties for 19,000 flying hours and offload 186 million pounds of fuel to over 14,000 receivers. Additionally, the 6/927 Maintenance Group provides contractual support and oversight of 3 C-37 DV airlift aircraft. The tour will highlight the people, shops, and innovative activities critical to their mission's success.