Tag Archives: Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

Air Force, Wichita State University to Develop Digital Twin for B-1 Aircraft Maintenance; Joseph Lay Quoted

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Air Force Life Cycle Management Center has partnered with Wichita State University to create a virtual twin or a digital representation of the B-1B Lancer aircraft for maintenance purposes. The U.S. Air Force said Tuesday it would use the digital twin to forecast maintenance issues that may occur in B-1B units.

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Hon. Ellen Lord: Trusted Capital Marketplace Helps Safeguard Defense Supply Chain From Adversarial Capital

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Hon. Ellen Lord, defense undersecretary for acquisition and sustainment and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, wrote in a National Defense article published Sunday about the Trusted Capital Marketplace and how the public-private partnership helps bolster the defense supply chain and protects it from adversarial capital.

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AFLCMC Directorate Updates KC-135 Aircraft with Modernized Transponder Tech

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The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's (AFLCMC) tanker directorate incorporated an updated transponder system designed to provide airspace visibility to air traffic control into the U.S. Air Force's KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft. The Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast Out system works to broadcast the location and position of an aircraft in real-time to provide aircrews with situational awareness capacities on nearby air vehicles, USAF said Tuesday.

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Maj. Gen. Shaun Morris Nominated as AFLCMC Commander

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Maj. Gen. Shaun Morris, commander at  Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center, has been nominated by President Trump to lead the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center as commander. Morris will receive the rank of lieutenant general upon the confirmation of the Senate, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Friday.

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Air Force Metal Technology Office Applies Modern Methods to Aircraft Repair

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Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Metal Technology Office uses a variety of technologies to replace aircraft parts and support repair operations across the force. The office's team applies additive manufacturing, heat treatment, welding and other methods to help repair teams maintain aircraft, Wright-Patterson AF Base said Friday.

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Air Force C-37B Airlifter Delivery Ahead of Schedule

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The U.S. Air Force's 89th Airlift Wing accepted delivery of a new twin-engine turbofan aircraft Wednesday at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland from the AF Life Cycle Management Center one week ahead of time. AFLCMC said Friday its presidential and executive airlift division delivered the C-37B plane, which is built to transport high-ranking U.S. government and defense officials, one week ahead of time.

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Boeing-USAF Team Begins Air Force One Modifications

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Boeing and government personnel have commenced the effort to modify 747-8 aircraft into VC-25B, also known as the next Air Force One presidential aircraft. Modifications began in late February as the team cleared foreign object debris in the two 747-8 aircraft and the facility where work will take place, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center said Wednesday.

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