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

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 https://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.”


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 https://aerospacellc.com/products/.

To receive a free copy of the AIM-9 document, contact [email protected]

Gyro & Accelerometer Repair Capabilities

Chesterland, OH — Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) has published a new leaflet that describes the company’s testing, troubleshooting, repair, and overhaul of many common gyros and accelerometers. The company’s capabilities include a variety of services for accelerometers as well as rate, roll, and lead-computing gyros used on military fighters (F-5, F-15, and F-16), helicopters (Bell 412, UH-1, UH-60), and transports (C-130).

The two-page leaflet shows AMS’s in-house CONTRAVES rate table and supporting test equipment used for maintaining and sustaining the flight control components. AMS technicians are trained to operate the two-axis rate table for determining if the gyros and accelerometers are sending the correct output signals, operating within normal tolerance ranges, and meeting other important airworthiness criteria.

Horizontal and vertical rates, acceleration forces, and other rate table testing capabilities are detailed in the free leaflet.

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 gyros and accelerometers to service are documented by AMS.

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

To receive a free copy of the gyro and accelerometer document, contact [email protected]

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 [email protected] 




Lockheed Martin Extends End-item Acceptance Status at AMS

Chesterland, OH — The Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company (LM Aero) has extended its “End Item Acceptance” oversight status of Aerospace Maintenance Solution (AMS) for a second year in a row. When LM Aero suppliers like AMS perform with a high level of quality and consistency, LM’s confidence in that supplier increases, so supplier oversight activities are modified. In AMS’s case, the oversight modification is continuing into a second year extending to 2016.


The End Item Acceptance Delegation Letter provided to AMS granted the repair depot the ability to “self-release” Lockheed Martin parts repaired and overhauled in the company’s Chesterland, Ohio facility.


Significantly contributing to the renewal of the “self-release” status is the fact that AMS has been consistently in compliance with AS9110:2009 requirements since August of 2013. AMS regularly operates with the appropriate processes and procedures defined by their aerospace Quality program and Lockheed Martin.


AMS maintenance, repair, and overhaul capabilities for Lockheed Martin aircraft components include actuators, instruments, valves, meters, fuel system components, motors, pistons, servomechanisms, power plants, environmental controls, indicators, amplifiers, radio, radar, hydraulics, and other mechanical components found in Lockheed transports (i.e., C-130) and fighters (i.e., F-16).


The End Item Acceptance status is a method whereby AMS and Lockheed Martin can jointly engage in preventive practices aimed at reducing both product risk and process disruption. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics representatives will still continue to perform surveys and process validation activities.

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

AMS Publishes New Capabilities Brochure

Chesterland, OH — Aerospace Maintenance Solutions, LLC (AMS) has published the AMS Capabilities Brochure, which will be available free at booth B-109 at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The publication focuses on repair, overhaul, and sustainment of high-value components used on C-130, F-5, F-15, F-16, F/A-18, and UH-60 military aircraft.


The 24-page brochure shows many key areas within the AMS facilities, including a class 10,000 clean room that maintains positive pressurization with respect to the surrounding environment.


The designated areas within the facilities for repairs and overhauls of power generation, power control, hydraulic, pneumatic, electro-hydraulic, electro-pneumatic, electro-mechanical, flight controls, gyroscopes, accelerometers, radios, radar, countermeasures, and other components are shown on multiple pages with the test sets, equipment, and other resources that support AMS work on the components.


Many of the components AMS has serviced for military aircraft users around the world, including the U.S. Air Force, are shown in the publication. They include:

  • Countermeasures
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Fire Controls
  • Flight Controls
  • Mechanical, Hydraulics, and Pneumatics
  • Gyros and Accelerometers
  • Instruments
  • Power Generation, Power Control, and Power Supplies
  • Radar
  • Radio


AMS uses an AS9110 design and development program to develop sustainment solutions to support these types of high-value aircraft components. Each component requires a unique combination of solutions for aircraft users. AMS provides these solutions to users on multiple levels, including cost efficiencies, regulatory compliance, technical solutions, design, diminishing sources for components, procurement, and maintenance, which are described in the brochure.


To receive a printed copy of the AMS Capabilities Brochure, contact [email protected].