The American aircraft manufacturing giant has awarded KF Aerospace with its ‘Supplier of the Year’ award. The category for which it was awarded is Safety and Quality, for which KF Aerospace rated as their top performer. The Kelowna, British Columbia-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company is Canada’s largest in that category.
“We’re honoured to receive this award from The Boeing Company – a testament to our ever-growing relationship with one of the world’s leading aerospace companies,” said KF Aerospace CEO Tracy Medve. “This relationship enables us to directly apply our 35-plus years of experience working on Boeing airframes while generating quality jobs and economic activity in British Columbia and Canada.”
Among the projects and programs that KF Aerospace and Boeing collaborate on is the Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) program, where KF Aerospace has a production line in Kelowna that converts 737-800 passenger airliners into freighters. KF Aerospace has also partnered with Boeing Defense, Space and Security on the P-8 Poseidon Team that is positioning itself to win the Canadian Multi-Mission (CMMA) project, which would replace the CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft.
“The Supplier of the Year winners were proactive, transparent and reliable in a challenging environment,” said William Ampofo a Boeing supply-chain vice-president. “Over the past year, their collaboration and commitment to safety and quality was the gold standard to help us drive stability in our supply chain and consistently deliver for our customers.”