T700 1st Stage Turbine Nozzle Sand/Salt Phobic Treatment Concept Demonstration – Phase II

One specific deterioration mode that occurs within the engine hot section is partially/molten debris accumulation on high pressure turbine airfoils. The accumulation causes not only performance degradation, but also has the potential to increase engine op line, thereby reducing overall engine stall margin and safety factors. In order to mitigate the effects of debris accumulation, […]

Read More »

NAVAIR Expeditionary Fluid Analysis Capability Evaluation

Condition-based maintenance (CBM) is a maintenance strategy that monitors the actual condition of the asset to decide what maintenance needs to be done. CBM dictates that maintenance should only be performed when certain indicators show signs of decreasing performance or upcoming failure. Improving overall lifecycle costs and reducing waste stream benefits the environment. A portable […]

Read More »

Business Improvement Process for Maintenance & Sustainment

The Air Force leaders have recognized the need for comprehensive, transparent, accurate, and timely financial information in support of program budget and resource allocation decisions. One of the main concerns is the need to improve strategic management of Air Force programs, compliance reporting, and performance assessments of budgetary processes. Based on detailed market research, including […]

Read More »

Manufacturing Management System for Aircraft Maintenance, Sustainment and Support

Most companies have plenty of data in their internal databases, but extracting the right information and translating it into actionable intelligence, is another matter altogether. The adoption of configuration management with a strong PLM backbone can increase collaboration throughout American industry and their suppliers, resulting in more streamlined processes across a product’s lifecycle. The Manufacturing […]

Read More »

Integration of Operational Energy into Training and Education

Energy efficient technologies have the potential to significantly reduce the public energy consumption while maintaining or enhancing sustainability and mission effectiveness. The Services have made significant investments in alternative energy and energy efficient technologies to reduce their demand for fossil fuels. American industry is partnering with the Services to better understand their needs and develop […]

Read More »

Development of Laser Additive Manufacturing Repair (LAM-R) Transition Procedures Supporting Maintenance & Sustainment

LAM-R is a fusion-based AM process, or laser powder fed AM process, (differentiating from the laser powder bed process) was developed making it possible to repair parts that were previously unrepairable. It impacts acquisition cost and production lead time issues for various aerospace, automotive, marine, and energy industrial high dollar components. While the possibilities for […]

Read More »

Rapid & Agile 3D Scanner with Micron Accuracy for Non-Destructive Inspection (NDI)

Rapid precision measurement through NDI coupled with “big data,” predictive diagnostics, is one of the most promising avenues to deliver the next generation a foundation for faster, lower cost. What is limiting maintenance organizations from adopting this new paradigm for condition based monitoring has been the sensor technology (precision data acquisition) with its ability to […]

Read More »

Intelligent Management Analysis System (IMAS)

Increasing aviation safety is a primary design and operational goal for aircraft flying within the industrialized nations. Decreasing the failure probability requires a platform sustainment methodology that continually improves the ability to detect and mitigate functional degradation before failure occurs. Prognostics find precursors prior to failures; diagnostics helps find root causes to recurring problems. Resolving […]

Read More »