AMS supports International Trade Administration Partnership with OAI

Brook Park, Ohio — Aerospace Maintenance Solutions (AMS) participated in a signing ceremony with Ohio Aerospace Institute’s President Dr. John Sankovic and Joseph Semsar, the Deputy Under Secretary for the International Trade Administration, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. AMS derives a significant part of its annual revenue from trade with foreign militaries, who rely on the Solon-based company to repair and overhaul many types of critical components on F-5, F-16, C-130, UH-60s, and other aircraft platforms.

 

The signing ceremony was focused on a U.S. Trade and Investment Strategic Partnership between the International Trade Administration and the Ohio Aerospace Institute. Working together, they plan to increase export of products and services from the U.S. to other countries.

 

The International Trade Administration functions as an advocate for companies in Ohio and other states by addressing supply chain vulnerabilities and minimizing the negative impact of trade disruptions like COVID-19. During the Trump administration, the Department of Commerce has sought to eliminate unfair trade practices, such as the “dumping” of steel and other commodities in the U.S. by China.

 

Through commercial diplomacy and collaboration with foreign governments and private businesses, the Ohio Aerospace Institute also advocates for aerospace companies that support defense aircraft OEMs, their supply chains, and aftermarket repair depots of military aircraft in Ohio, like AMS.

 

For more information, visit

 

Ohio Aerospace Institute: https://oai.org

 

U.S. International Trade Administration: https://api.trade.gov/apps/store/ita

U.S. Air Force approves AMS as repair source for Head-Up Display

Solon, OH – The U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center (AFMC) at Hill Air Force Base in Utah has approved Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) as a qualified source for F-16 HUD repairs. This qualification covers HUD part numbers 79-049-12 (NSN 1270-01-462-3958) and 79-049-13 (NSN 1270-01-199-7430).

 

These HUD units can be repaired and overhauled as complete LRUs, but the company also repairs individual components of the HUDs. For example, AMS repair and overhaul capabilities include the HUD’s Optical Module 229-009904 (NSN 1270-01-076-2551) and its Tube Unit Assembly, which includes part numbers 229-005785-06 and 229-005785-05 (NSN 1270-01-075-4767). The company has capabilities for the HUD’s Video Sensor, part number 1291B5, and Control Panel Assembly, part number 16F8469 too.

 

Aside from the HUD, AMS supports many other legacy components on F-16s and other military aircraft. The company has a long history of developing unique and rare MRO capabilities for multiple branches of the U.S. Government.  Their comprehensive engineering and support programs are developed within an AS9110 environment. Schematics, parts breakdowns, and test procedures developed within this environment support on-going operation of components, and the mission readiness of the U.S. Military customers as well as foreign military allies.

 

For more information, contact bruce@aerospacellc.com

U.S. Navy approves AMS as repair source for DC Power Converters

Solon, OH – The United States Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center has approved Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) as a repair source for power converters used in naval air search radar SPS-48E. Approval was granted by NAVSUP Weapons Support System through the Navy’s In-Service Engineering Activity (ISEA).

The part numbers for the ITT Gilfillan power converters are PN195963-1 (NSN: 5840-01-226-2380) and 195961-3 (NSN: 5840-01-226-2379).

ISEA completed its review of the AMS Source Approval Request package for the DC power converter in July of 2020, and subsequently granted approval for repairs by AMS.

AMS has repair capabilities for many radar components on multiple military aircraft platforms. Repair capabilities include Radar Receiver/Transmitters, Radar Control Sets, Radar Scan Converters, and Radar Indicators.

AMS supports many other legacy components on military aircraft. The company has a long history of developing unique and rare MRO capabilities for multiple branches of the U.S. Government.

Comprehensive engineering and support programs are developed within an AS9110 environment. They include schematics, parts breakdowns, and test procedures to support on-going operation of components, and the mission readiness of the U.S. Military customers as well as foreign military allies.

For more information, fill out the contact form at: http://aerospacellc.com/contact .

Senator Dolan acknowledges AMS contributions to Ohio economy

Ohio Senator Matt Dolan has recognized Aerospace Maintenance Solutions (AMS) for its economic impact to the State of Ohio; the birthplace of Aviation. All of AMS revenue comes from outside the State of Ohio, much of it from outside the U.S. However, the Solon-based company is redistributing global currencies to support local Ohio economies.

In 2019, the company spent several million dollars renovating the new facility using all Ohio contractors. AMS spends millions of dollars yearly on salaries and benefits for their employees, all located in Ohio. AMS revenue also supports an important supply chain consisting of Ohio companies: software developers, component and material suppliers needed to support repairs of military aircraft components, calibration services for test equipment, soldering training services, and FAA and AS9110 training.

From a single location in Ohio, AMS provides critical repair and overhaul services needed for U.S. military aircraft (e.g., F-16, UH-60, C-130) to protect the U.S. homeland. AMS effectively lowers U.S. military costs with process innovations, which also enables mission readiness by minimizing maintenance delays. Ohio military bases supported by AMS include Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, U.S. Coast Guard Great Lake Station, U.S. Army Reserve, Toledo Air National Guard, and Mansfield Air Nation Guard.

AMS services also support the U.S. Border Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security aircraft as well as aircraft used by police, fire-fighters, DEA, search-and-rescue, EMS, and other public safety operations across the U.S.

AMS supports Ohio Governor Advisor Joe Zeis in his mission to “Preserve and expand Ohio’s Aerospace and Defense Industry. . . and Maintain and grow the workforce.”

As part of the U.S. Department of Defense’s Industrial Base, AMS was identified as part of the U.S. Critical Infrastructure Sector by the Undersecretary of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security during the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning on March 19, AMS employees in Ohio have maintained normal work schedules per the Undersecretary’s guidelines. Since then, AMS has not laid off, furloughed, or otherwise reduced its workforce. It is one of a very few aerospace companies in Ohio actively seeking to increase the number of overall employees during 2020 by hiring additional personnel.

For more information, contact bruce@aerospacellc.com, or read Senator Dolan’s letter on our LinkedIn page: https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/company/aerospace-maintenance-solutions.

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AMS welcomes DCMA representative to new on-site office

Solon, Ohio – Starting in July of 2020, Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) will welcome a DCMA representative to an onsite office at AMS headquarters in Solon, Ohio.

 

DCMA is an agency of the U.S. federal government reporting to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment. It is responsible for administering contracts for the Department of Defense and other authorized federal agencies.

 

DCMA oversight is a “higher level contract requirement” for contracts AMS has with the United States (U.S.) military and prime military aircraft OEMs (e.g., Lockheed Martin). AMS is an FAA Part 145 repair station with an AS9110 Quality system. The DCMA (Defense Contract Management Agency) supports the culture of Quality at AMS.

 

The new on-site office arrangement makes sense for both DCMA and AMS because the DCMA representative is regularly at the facility now to inspect AMS maintenance, repair, and overhaul work completed for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and military aircraft OEMs. The representative will also continue inspection duties with other companies in the Cleveland area.

 

DCMA oversight also benefits foreign military allies by upholding the highest standards of quality, workmanship, and reliability.

 

For more information, contact bruce@aerospacellc.com.

AMS repairs and overhauls gyros and accelerometers

Solon, OH — A new document published by Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) describes the company’s testing, troubleshooting, repair, and overhaul capabilities for many common gyros and accelerometers. Gyroscopes tested and repaired include displacement, lead computing, rate, and roll gyros. These gyro and accelerometer units are typically found on C-130, F-5, F-15, F-16, UH-1, UH-60, and other military aircraft platforms.

 

Trained technicians at AMS operate an in-house, two-axis Rate Table to simulate aircraft acceleration forces along lateral and normal axis and rate of turn in two axis positions. They test horizontal and vertical rates from 0 to 860 degrees per second, and +/- 10 Gs of acceleration. Technicians also validate accelerometer and gyroscopic operational specifications being tested are within acceptable tolerance ranges.

 

All tests, repairs, and overhaul procedures are conducted within the company’s approved AS9110 Quality system.

 

To search for gyro and accelerometer capabilities by part number, use the search function at http://aerospacellc.com/products/.

 

To receive a free copy of the document with gyro and accelerometer capabilities identified by part number, contact BRUCE@AEROSPACELLC.COM.

Ohio Aerospace Day 2019

Columbus, Ohio – What do the Wright Brothers, John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, and Aerospace Maintenance Solutions (AMS) have in common? They are all part of Ohio aerospace and aviation community.

AMS attended the 2019 Ohio Aerospace Day, which focused on growing and improving the state’s multi-billion-dollar aerospace industry. The one-day event brings together the Ohio Aerospace and Aviation Technology Committee, Ohio Aerospace Institute, JobsOhio, state government representatives, private companies like AMS, and military leaders from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other Ohio bases. All persons involved share a common and unified strategy to put Ohio in a position to create an aerospace ecosystem that provide best-of-class services to aerospace OEM and MRO operations around the world.

Ohio’s aerospace industry, university network, NASA, and the Department of Defense are leading the nation in avionics, propulsion systems, advanced materials, and unmanned air vehicle testing. Ohio is also creating an aerospace MRO Center of Excellence that will serve military, public aviation safety, and commercial customers in the U.S. and other countries.

The event took place at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus, Ohio.

For more information about AMS, visit http://aerospacellc.com .

AMS makes donations to local law enforcement

Solon, Ohio — Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means different things to different companies. For some, it means improving the corporate bottom line with social value. Other companies create new forms of business to address social or environmental challenges. At Aerospace Maintenance Solutions (AMS), CSR efforts have recently focused donations of office furniture and equipment to a local police station in Ohio.

After moving the company’s operations from Chesterland, OH to Solon, OH in September of 2019, AMS had a surplus of furniture, storage racks, and office equipment it did not need. The company had purchased new, modern furniture and assets for its advanced aerospace facility.

When one of the AMS employees heard that a nearby police department needed office equipment, AMS president John Dooley decided to donate a conference table, chairs, and other office equipment to the police department.

“We are incredibly grateful to AMS for their donation to the Madison Village Police Department,” says Chief of Police Troy A. McIntosh. “Our department was in need of office furnishings for a planned relocation later this year, and AMS’s generous donation of a large collection of furniture and equipment will completely cover those needs.” He explains that the budget savings realized due to the donation can now better be used to provide increased services to Madison Village residents.

“We believe supporting the Madison Village Police Department in Ohio with this donation is an important way to give back to police and public safety professionals who protect our communities,” says Dooley. “It’s one way we can say thank you to them.”

AMS has a history of working with police, law enforcement officials, fire fighters, border patrol agents, homeland security officials, and search-and-rescue teams with repair and overhaul services to keep their aircraft operating safely. Repair and overhaul work for these aircraft includes electronics, flight controls, instruments, and VIDS systems onboard UH-60 helicopters.

AMS repairs most VIDS components in accordance with appropriate DMWRs for the UH-60’s military end users. But as some UH-60s are being transitioned to non-military applications, DMWR repair and test procedures require modifications to meet new customer requirements. In these cases, AMS works with customers to test, repair, and document the changes in accordance with new requirements and applications for UH-60s and S-70s.

 “Socially responsible activities enhance employee satisfaction, which in turn generates lower employee turnover,” says Denette Ditmer, Operations Manager at AMS. “A positive work environment can result in more favorable job attitudes and better work performance.”

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AMS VIDS capabilities identified for UH-60 end users

Chesterland, OH — Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) repairs and overhauls components within the UH-60’s Vertical Instrument Display Systems (VIDS). But as some UH-60s are being transitioned to non-military applications, repair and test procedures require modifications to meet new customer requirements. In these cases, AMS works with customers to test, repair, and document the changes in accordance with new requirements and applications for UH-60s.

 A new document published by AMS describes the company’s testing, troubleshooting, repair, and overhaul of VIDS components on UH-60s.  AMS has in-house test equipment used for maintaining and sustaining VIDS components. AMS technicians are trained to operate test equipment associated with each VIDS component. All tests and repair procedures are conducted within the company’s approved AS9110 Quality system.

AMS offers a combination of solutions for each VIDS component serviced: The Central Display Unit (CDU), Pilot Display Unit (PDU), and the Signal Data Converter. Solutions for cost efficiency, regulatory compliance, technical troubleshooting, design, diminishing sources of replacement components, procurement, and maintenance are rendered on an “as needed” basis, depending upon the individual requirements and preferences of customers.  Repairs, testing procedures, and other relevant practices used for returning VIDS components to service are documented by AMS.

To search for VIDS capabilities by part number, use the search function at http://aerospacellc.com/products/.

To receive a free copy of the VIDS document with capabilities identified by part number, contact bruce@aerospacellc.com.

AIM-9 document released

Chesterland, OH — Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) is releasing a new document that describes the company’s testing, troubleshooting, repair, and overhaul of AIM-9 components used on F-16 aircraft.

Currently, the AIM-9 capabilities supported by AMS include electrical and electronic repairs to power supplies, data bus interfaces, and the system’s launch rail. AMS technicians are trained, skilled, and knowledgeable of the use of data bus analyzers and other support equipment needed to troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair AIM-9 component units.

AMS has in-house test equipment used for maintaining and sustaining AIM-9 components. AMS technicians are trained to operate test equipment associated with each AIM-9 component.

The company also supports repairs and overhauls of countermeasures, fire control systems, stores management panels and other weapon system components on multiple aircraft platforms.

AMS offers a combination of solutions for each component serviced. Solutions for cost efficiency, regulatory compliance, technical troubleshooting, design, diminishing sources of replacement components, procurement, and maintenance are rendered on an “as needed” basis, depending upon the individual requirements and preferences of customers.  Repairs, testing procedures, and other relevant practices used for returning AIM-9 components to service are documented by AMS.

To search for AIM-9 capabilities by part number, use our search function at http://aerospacellc.com/products/.

To receive a free copy of the AIM-9 document, contact bruce@aerospacellc.com.