Tag Archives: aircraft maintenance

GAO: DoD Must Improve Info Sharing Among Military Branches’ Maintenance Depots

Maintenance Depots

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending the Department of Defense (DoD) to improve information sharing among its repair depots through the implementation of working groups and best practices aimed at meeting weapons system maintenance goals. GAO said that although the DoD has experienced challenges in meeting weapons repair objectives in recent years.

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Air Force to Increase Number of Bases to Host 5G Experiments; Frank Konieczny Quoted

Frank Konieczny

The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is preparing to expand the number of U.S. military bases that will accommodate 5G technology testing activities. Frank Konieczny, the service’s chief technology officer, said there has been a leasing opportunity for 10 installations in the U.S. southeast region and another incoming for 20 bases in the northeast.

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AFRL Showcases Mixed Reality Tool for Aircraft Maintenance

The Air Force Research Laboratory Aerospace Systems Directorate partnered with Wright Cycle Company and small business firm Energective to demonstrate the potential applications of virtual and augmented reality in future aircraft maintenance procedures.

AFRL showcased during the recent Air Vehicles Technology Symposium in Dayton, Ohio, a mixed reality display tool designed to provide step-by-step instructions on how to change tires of a Wright Cycle Company bicycle, the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said Tuesday.

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Navy to Implement Cockpit Air Safety System in Aircraft

The Navy plans to install a cockpit pressure monitoring and warning system on fighter aircraft to reduce physiological events among pilots, USNI News reported Thursday. The service branch intends to implement this new system in over a thousand F/A-18A-D Hornet, F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler aircraft, the report noted. 

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GAO: Air Force Facing Challenges Retaining Experienced Aircraft Maintainers

The Government Accountability Office found the U.S. Air Force is struggling to retain experienced aircraft maintainers despite the growing need for personnel to ensure the readiness of the service’s fleet. In a report issued Tuesday, GAO said the Air Force is losing maintainers due to workload and stress across the service. 

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Air Force Unveils BRICE Mobile App for Handling Aircraft Maintenance Workload

The U.S. Air Force has completed user acceptance trials for its Battle Record Information Core Environment aircraft maintenance app and expects to incorporate 100 mobile users by February, the Air Force said Monday. The Air Force partnered with Amazon, Monkton and Verizon to develop the iOS mobile app enabling its staff to access the service branch’s maintenance database in real time.

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Air Force Research Lab Develops B-52 Electrical Systems Tester

The Air Force Research Laboratory has developed an electrical systems tester to support maintenance work on the Boeing-built B-52 bomber aircraft. AFRL teamed up with the Air Force Sustainment Center, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and the University of Dayton Research Institute to build an EST prototype, the service said Monday.

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