Monday, October 24, 2011

Lockheed Martin P-3 Sustainment

Nick Kljucaric, the Lockheed Martin Senior Manager for P-3 Sustainment is up now.

The LM P-3 sustainment objectives are: (1) Develop effective fleet sustainment and (2) Achieve maximum aircraft readiness.

Sustainment highlights: Distributors and suppliers have worked together to build parts inventories and decrease lead times; manufacture of new engine shrouds and weapon pylon spacer; work on new air duct design and materials; development of a Maintenance Optimization Program; electrical and cooling capacity study; Rolls-Royce T56-A-14 3.5 engine; and wind tunnel studies for winglets have been completed.

Lockheed Martin has a 10-year contract for comprehensive end-to-end contractor sustainment for the US Customs and Border Protection P-3 fleet. Twelve sets of Mid Life Update kits have been ordered.

In summary, Nick noted that Lockheed Martin is committed to sustaining P-3s for as long as you want to fly them.

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