Advanced science.  Applied technology.


Aircraft Logistics

We support Engine Health Management Plus (EHM+) by improving maintenance ability and responsiveness, increasing operational availability and reducing costs. Working closely with the U.S. Air Force, we reduce engine maintenance, repair and overhaul costs, and engine downtime. Engine Trending and Diagnostics (ET&D) uses historical engine performance and maintenance data to develop trends that are used to determine engine performance and identify potential engine failures before they occur. EHM+ uses ET&D and Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) concepts to improve performance. EHM+ data are warehoused and accessible over the Internet.

We perform Condition Based Maintenance for major aircraft subsystems, including propulsion, avionics, electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, and hydraulic systems primarily for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) and Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex (OC-ALC) located at Tinker Air Force Base. Similar work is performed for other government agencies, commercial clients and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

SwRI staff members provide engineering expertise for projects concerned with technology insertion; reliability and maintainability improvement; hardware reverse engineering and redesign for mature subsystems; avionics modifications; advanced fault detection and diagnostics; software development to support web-based and thick client-based database applications and analysis tools; web services; support equipment functionality; system automation; process and performance improvement; technical manual development ; and specialized testing for a variety of weapon systems including B-1, B-2, B-52, E-3 and KC-135 aircraft, as well as F100, F101, F108, F110, F118, T56, TF33, TF34, and TF39 engines, cruise missiles, and Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems (ATCALS).