AMS expands F-15 and F-16 capabilities
Chesterland, OH -- As U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is releasing a strategy this week to cut hundreds of billions of dollars from the defense budget, Aerospace Maintenance Solutions is announcing it has expanded its capabilities to service and repair hundreds of additional F-15 and F-16 components.
Among the major weapons cuts is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, manufactured by Lockheed Martin. The Defense Secretary and others in Washington are questioning whether some missions could be flown with F-16s and other aircraft, which would be less expensive than using the F-35s for those missions.
The F-35 one of the most expensive weapons program for the US, costing approximately $400 billion for 2,500 of the stealth jets through 2035. Reductions of F-35 production are expected, placing greater importance on the utilization and mission readiness of the F-15s and F-16s.
AMS helps make the operation and maintenance of F-15s and F-16s less expensive by employing certified technicians who are experienced at troubleshooting components for those aircraft platforms. The experience maintaining and troubleshooting the legacy components for F-15, F-16, C-130, UH-60 and other military aircraft decreases diagnostic bench time while sustaining the mission readiness of aircraft.
Among the F-15 and F-16 components added to AMS’s capabilities list are many types of electronic components, including control panels, interface units, power supplies, and controllers. Other components AMS repairs, overhauls, and services include the aircrafts’ radio and radar systems, instrumentation, mechanical systems, and fuel systems.
AMS uses performance-based programs that reduce Diminishing Material Source issues for the US military and its allies around the World. AMS is ISO 9001: 2008 certified and DOT/FAA-145 certified. The company is listed with the Perry Johnson Registrars.