USAF Approves AMS to Manufacture F-16 Gyroscopes

Solon, OH – The U. S. Air Force Sustainment Center (AFMC) at Hill Air Force Base in Utah has reviewed and approved an Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) Source Approval Request (SAR) as a qualified manufacturing source for the “Gyroscope, Rate” with part number 16C0705-3 and NSN 6615-01-042-7834.

 

AMS is now pre-qualified to respond to solicitations issued by the USAF to manufacture the subject NSN. Gyroscopes manufactured by AMS will be made available to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), other branches of the U.S. military, aircraft manufacturers, and to allied foreign military aircraft end users.

 

AMS also offers repair and overhaul services for existing gyroscopes manufactured by other Original Equipment Manufacturers.

 

AMS supports many legacy components on F-16’s 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.  AMS’s 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.

AMS joins Northrop Grumman team to reduce Diminishing Material Sources

Solon, OH — Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) announces Northrop Grumman approval as a certified supplier to support a wide range of F-5 and F/A-18 legacy aircraft components. Included are a variety of electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic components including but not limited to instrumentation, gyroscopic, accelerometer, flight control, and other aircraft components not supported by the original manufacturers.  

 

AMS has a history of repairing Northrop Grumman components going back several years, including the Navy Adversary Program and several foreign end users. AMS operates within an AS-9110 Aerospace approved work scope to include design and development while meeting NGC AS-9102 Aerospace First Article Inspection requirements.

 

Stop by  booth 27 at the 2021 F-16 & Proven Aircraft TCG Worldwide Review, September 13-16 in Ogden, Utah, or visit http://aerospacellc.com.

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

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 Expanding Capabilities, Moving to Bigger Building

Chesterland, OH – To meet the growing global demand for repair and overhaul of high-value components found on military aircraft, Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) is adding new capabilities in 2018 and moving into a larger building to increase work production capacity by more than 200%.

 

The AS9110 certified repair station is expanding its hydraulic, pneumatics and electronics capabilities with new test equipment and multiple work stations throughout the new facility. The new capabilities support existing platforms (e.g. F-16, UH-60) with greater hydraulic flow capacity and larger generator wattage and control capabilities.

 

AMS is expanding the instrument capabilities it offers to end users with air data calibration capabilities.

 

Additional equipment supporting repairs and overhauls of aircraft electronics includes military standard 1553 data bus stations, accelerometer and gyroscope testing stations, radio and radar repair stations, and fuel flow transmitter support. AMS is expanding CADC support to include additional aircraft platforms. The company will also devote more square footage and company resources to its in-house Quality and Engineering/R&D departments at the new building, located in Solon, Ohio in the USA.

 

For more information,  contact bruce@aerospacellc.com. 

 

 

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AMS Exhibits at 2018 Farnborough Air Show

Chesterland, OH – As part of the USA Partnership Pavilion, Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) is exhibiting at the 2018 Farnborough International Air Show. The show starts July 16 and ends July 22 at the Farnborough Airport, United Kingdom. AMS’s exhibit is located in booth 2588.

 

Among the repair and overhaul capabilities being promoted at the booth are several components of AIM-9 weapon systems for F-16 fighter jets. Many of the 52 countries represented at the Farnborough International Air Show use AIM-9 weapon systems.

 

Current Sidewinder capabilities supported by AMS include electrical and electronic repairs to power supplies, data bus interfaces, and the Sidewinder’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 maintains current technical data and standard operating procedure revisions required for AIM-9 maintenance, repair and overhaul. Test and maintenance procedures are validated and maintained within our AS9110 processes.

 

AIM-9 products received by AMS comply with ITAR and government regulations concerning weapon systems. Capabilities also include countermeasures, fire control systems, stores management panels and other weapon system components.

 

For more information, visit: https://www.farnboroughinternational.org and http://aerospacellc.com/products/lockheed-martin-f-16 .

 

 

NATO Countries Go Direct to AMS

Chesterland, OH — Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) is an approved maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) vendor for aircraft OEMs like Lockheed Martin as well as militaries from many counties around the world that friendly to the US.

 

Within the past ten years, AMS has supported more than a dozen North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries that are either member countries, sponsor countries, or countries of the Istanbul Cooperation Initiative and Mediterranean region. The broad scope of NATO’s “area of responsibility” under Article 6 of the North Atlantic Treaty includes countries with territories on multiple continents.

 

AMS’s source-approved capabilities for these customers has included repair and overhaul of generator controls, gyroscopes, accelerometers, power supplies, voltage regulators, amplifiers, circuit cards, actuators, valves, displays, altimeters, indicators, transducers, control panels, weapons multiplex data bus components, avionics, and other components using MIL-STD-1553 and 1773.

 

NATO and other militaries around the globe speed their turn times by working directly with the source-approved repair depot and bypassing FMS programs. AMS is ITAR compliant and certified to AS9110:2012 Rev B standards.

 

The military alliance among NATO countries has existed since 1949. Members of the organization have agreed to mutual defense in response to external attacks. For example, after September 11 of 2001, NATO deployed troops to Afghanistan. The organization has operated a range of additional roles since then, including multiple roles in the Iraq War.  More recently, in 2014, NATO played a role in response to the Russian invasion of Crimea.

 

Members of militaries from NATO and other countries will gather in Ogden, UT to discuss common configuration/maintenance/and logistics issues. AMS will exhibit in booth 27, September 12 – 15 at the 2016 F-16 & Proven Aircraft Worldwide Review in Ogden, UT.

 

Visit http://aerospacellc.com for complete AMS F-16 capabilities list.

DCMA Audit Validates AMS Quality Excellence

Chesterland, Ohio —  With more than 100 specific and probing questions about Quality systems and processes, Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) audits of suppliers are extremely important to the safety and reliability of military aircraft. The audits help auditors enforce the high Quality standards expected from companies repairing the aircraft components used around the world by all branches of the U.S. military.
Over a period of several days, DCMA auditors recently  scrutinized every detail of Quality systems and processes at Aerospace Maintenance Solutions (AMS). The purpose of a audit was to verify the company’s compliance with Federal Acquisition Requirements (FAR) 52.246-11, as it relates to the Quality Management System. The verification confirms that when a unit has been repaired by AMS and returned to service, the aircraft end users can have confidence that the part has gone through the AS9110 Quality system that AMS currently uses.

Audits are conducted on-site, so auditors can see first-hand how the AMS Quality system functions. Audit questions applied to all areas of AMS, including the company’s engineering department, purchasing, control of records and documents, quality management system, customer relations, production, shipping, and other parts of the business. DCMA verifies, for example that AMS has “established, documented, implemented, maintained, and continually improved“ the Quality Management System. The DCMA verifies AMS has identified the appropriate processes and has implemented their application throughout the organization. DCMA also verifies AMS has sufficient information required to support the operation and the monitoring of processes supporting the Quality system.

Audit results from both the Lead Auditor and Senior Quality Assurance Representative from DCMA included no non-conformances when the Audit was completed. The audit occurs every 3-years and is requirement for AMS to work with the U.S. Air Force, other branches of the U.S. military, and some foreign militaries. The DCMA audit team consisted of a Lead Auditor and a Senior Quality Assurance Representative from Cleveland DCMA.