The Air Force Material Command (AFMC) is bringing the A-10 depot line responsible for A-10 maintenance and repair back to full capacity. Despite announcements that the Air Force would be retiring the A-10 in 2018 AFMC chief Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski recently told Aviation Week that they plan to keep the A-10 in the air "indefinitely."
Wise move. IMO the Air Force decision on retiring the A-10 is more politically driven than based on mission requirements. They need funding to get new programs going and Congress won't approve funding without forcing something to go out of the budget.