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 [email protected]

USAF Approves AMS to Manufacture F-16 Accelerometers

Solon, OH – The U. S. Air Force Sustainment Center (AFMC) at Hill Air Force Base in Utah has reviewed and approved Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) Source Approval Request (SAR) as a qualified manufacturing source for the Lateral and Normal Accelerometer with part numbers 16C0715-1, -3, -5 and NSN 6680-01-039-7817.

AMS is now pre-qualified to respond to solicitations issued by the USAF to manufacture the subject NSN. Accelerometers 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 end users.

AMS also offers repair and overhaul services for existing accelerometers 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 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 [email protected] .

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.

U.S. AIR FORCE APPROVES AMS AS REPAIR SOURCE FOR F-16 FREQUENCY PROPAGATION COMPUTER

Solon, OH – The U.S. Air Force Sustainment Center at Hill Air Force Base in Utah has approved Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) as a qualified source for repairs of part number 7560500-041, National Stock Number 1270-01-222-3829.

These F-16 components are repaired and overhauled by AMS as complete LRUs.  But the company also provides replacement components for the FREQUENCY PROPAGATION COMPUTER, including battery modules and capacitor modules.

In addition to units mentioned above, 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 [email protected]

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 [email protected]

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 [email protected], 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 [email protected].

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 [email protected]