Tinker opens drone engine maintenance center

Published: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 By: Jack Money

A new public-private partnership between one of the world's premier aircraft engine makers and the U.S. Air Force is adding about 30 new jobs worth a payroll of about $2.5 million annually to Tinker Air Force Base's Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex.

The U.S. Air Force and Rolls-Royce officially opened a depot at the complex on Tuesday that will overhaul and repair F137 engines powering the Air Force's fleet of Global Hawk drones.

Tinker and Rolls-Royce officials said that while the opening creates as many as 30 new jobs, they hope that number will grow over time as the number of engines rotating through the depot grows.

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