410th Maintenance Wing
The 410th Maintenance Wing conducts depot-level maintenance on PAF aircraft, which includes services like major aircraft overhauls, installation of new systems and technology, and management and tracking of the Air Force's aircraft spare parts inventories. Preventative maintenance and less intense forms of maintenance are are practiced by specialized squadrons that stay close to tactical squadrons and not by the 410th.
The 410th Maintenance Wing has created a strategic plan to improve the skills of its own mechanics and technicians so that it can undertake depot-level maintenance of of all PAF aircraft. Centralizing these functions under one organization operating from one or a few bases would improve the efficiency of the entire PAF. As it stands, the 410th lacks expertise and facilities to appropriately service the entire array of aircraft in PAF use.
Much of the upgrading and life-extending overhauls that the cash-strapped PAF relies upon to maintain its airpower without buying new aircraft is done by the 410th Maintenance Wing.
The unit is headquartered at Clark Air Base. It does not have its own planes.
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