ABOUT Aerospace Maintenance Solutions LLC (AMS)
AMS IS ABOUT PROVIDING SOLUTIONS
Cost Efficiency Solutions - Many military aircraft components once considered throw-away items now present aircraft end users with opportunities for significant savings when these components can be repaired, tested, and returned to service. Aerospace Maintenance Solutions (AMS) is able to provide these cost savings solutions as a result of an ISO9001 and AS9110 quality management system. Solutions are also possible because of the staff’s collective technical experience troubleshooting and repairing legacy components that are still in use today.
Technical Solutions - Our distinct and comprehensive solutions include designing and engineering aircraft components and designing custom-engineered test equipment based on customer requirements to support aircraft components. We create engineering and support programs for many of the aircraft components we service, which include schematics development, parts breakdowns, and test procedures to support their ongoing maintenance and operation. When aircraft components are no longer supported by OEMs, AMS has the ability to develop repair procedures and identify replacement parts. We have many proprietary test sets developed by the AMS Engineering department to support AMS customers. When necessary, AMS provides:
-AS9110 “design of repair processes” for the units under test and the development of schematics, parts breakdowns, and test procedures to support maintenance operations of units.
-On-going development and documentation of repair procedures.
-Development of test sets and other needed equipment to support and enable the maintenance, repair, and testing of units prior to their return to end users.
Quality Control Solutions - AMS is certified to ISO9001 and AS9110 requirements. This set of Quality practices was developed by the aerospace industry for the aerospace industry. To optimize performance for customers, AMS employees receive initial and recurrent training. Much of the training is technical and includes Advanced Soldering Techniques, Test Equipment Operation, Aircraft Article Familiarization, and Regulatory Agency Fundamentals. Additional training focuses on human factors in aviation maintenance (e.g., event investigation, documentation, human factors training, shift/task turnover, and fatigue management).
Regulatory Compliance Solutions - AMS is a certified FAA Part 145 Repair Station and has developed specialized processes which are included in our Operation Specifications (OP Specs) for repair. AMS operates a documented ITAR compliance program with a security plan, visitor restrictions, and data logging. We have a documented export compliance program. AMS is compliant with DOT regulations in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) for shipment and registration of Hazardous Materials. AMS is also certified to be compliant with FAA AC 00-56A, Voluntary Industry Distributor Accreditation. AMS export compliance staff monitor the changing export compliance landscape. They also receive ongoing training about the continuing changes to the ITAR and EAR, and then leverage new legislation to the customer's benefit by using export license exceptions in order to expedite shipments to overseas customers AMS is registered through the DDTC for Export compliance.
Aerospace Maintenance Solutions: We employ trained personnel with the knowledge and experience required to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair the aircraft components we service. AMS uses AS9110 “design of repair processes” to gain repair capabilities on items. All new processes at AMS are validated and approved through AS9110 engineering and design program “first article inspection.” Some of these items may have no commercially available technical data, while others items may be “sole sourced” to an OEM or no longer supported at all. AMS services enable the cost-efficient maintenance, repair, and testing required for returning aircraft items to service, thereby effectively fulfilling military sustainment needs.
Turn-Time Solutions - When new or updated aircraft components are introduced, manufacturers often strategically decrease their support of the first generation components. So when an end user requires legacy component repairs, their choices are to endure very long times for repairs, or, buy the new replacement components, which are almost always more expensive than repairing the existing components. AMS provides end users effective and time-efficient alternatives to the long lead times frequently offered by component OEMs for repairs.
Diminishing Material Source Solutions - AMS addresses Diminishing Material Source (DMS) issues when replacement parts cannot be procured through the open market, the OEM, or through the DLA. AMS develops develops DMS solutions through an approved AS9110 design and development engineering program. AMS can design, repair, and overhaul a variety of instrumentation, electrical/electronic system components, and mechanical accessories for the aerospace defense industry.
Supply Chain and Logistic Solutions - AMS has a history of operating within Performance Based Logistics (PBL) systems. Best practices like this are a benefit to AMS customers because they support both Quality and cost-efficiency concerns. AMS integrates sustainment into customer supply chains by identifying likely components to fail and then acquiring and maintaining sufficient inventory levels to support maintenance actions, which dramatically improve repair cycle turn-around. AMS supports Priority Rated Government contracts by utilizing the DOD EMALL procurement system of the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).
End User Readiness Solutions - AMS goes beyond the depot-level service for its customers to provide repairs and spare parts to end users. AMS has an inventory of commonly required aircraft components which have been overhauled, returned to service, and are ready to be installed by the end users. AMS warrants its work and provides property insurance on shipments under AMS accounts. We provide the necessary resources and skills to mitigate reliability and readiness challenges facing today’s aircraft end users, including these AMS customers:
US Air Force
Lockheed Martin “Source Approved”
US Coast Guard
US Department of Homeland Security
AMS tracks its performance through the Better Business Bureau, Dun & Bradstreet, and through ongoing Quality and customer satisfaction surveys conducted by an independent, third-party agency.
DOT/FAA Certificate OKQR412Y
CAGE Code: 449T3