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Quantifying a Product Support Strategy’s Impact on Aircraft Availability

Can a recently growing defense budget or maintenance and supply chain initiatives such as CBM+ reverse the trend of lower mission capable rates ? It’s unclear— and that’s the point. Today’s product support managers (PSMs) must have decision-quality information to know the net result of strategies chosen. Until then, a fundamental, overarching question remains invariably unanswered: What is the product support strategy’s quantifiable impact on overall aircraft availability and at what marginal cost?

USAF CBM+ Update: What commercial industry, OEMs and software developers need to know

As CBM+ continues to gain traction in the USAF, it’s important for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), software developers and other industry partners to understand where the USAF is headed in terms of developing toolsets and managing data. Why? Because the USAF has made it evident that it has no appetite for proprietary commercial solutions...

Dayton Aerospace to Host NCMA Profit Analysis and Weighted Guidelines Webinar

The government requires contracting officers to use a “structured approach” for determining the profit or fee objective in most noncompetitive acquisitions requiring cost analysis, but the FAR offers few specifics on how to do this. In this webinar, Dayton Aerospace's Tom Wells discusses the FAR’s requirements, as well as agencies’ standard methodologies.

Conditioned Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+): Is your program ready?

Since 2002, the Department of Defense (DOD) has viewed Condition-Based Maintenance Plus (CBM+) as a transformational maintenance methodology, capable of improving productivity, shortening maintenance cycles, lowering costs, and increasing availability and reliability through improved business processes and as-it-happens information analysis. CBM+ data analysis methods and prognostic tools allow maintainers to predict issues before they happen, enabling...

Tom Wells Selected as Speaker for NCMA’s 2018 World Congress

Mr. Tom Wells, SES, DAF (Ret), has been selected as a speaker for the National Contract Management Association’s (NCMA) 2018 World Congress. Mr. Wells will discuss commonly used industry proposal management processes and related lessons learned in a workshop scheduled for Monday, July 23, 2018, at 10:30 am. Mr. Wells will also be one of five senior industry and government leaders participating in a main stage discussion...

2018 AA&S Presentation: Airworthiness Risk and MIL-HDBK-516C; Dayton Aerospace Discusses how Industry can Facilitate Successful Certification Efforts

Dayton Aerospace recently presented Airworthiness Risk and MIL-HDBK-516C at the 2018 Aircraft Airworthiness & Sustainment (AA&S) Conference held April 23-26 in Washington, DC. Authored by airworthiness experts, Colonel Wayne Johnson, US Air Force (USAF) (Ret), and Ms. Dawn McGarvey-Buchwalder, former USAF Airworthiness Office branch chief, the presentation discussed lessons learned during industry participation in the USAF airworthiness certification process, with a specific focus on risk and how it is handled during...

Dayton Aerospace Welcomes Jorge Gonzalez, Former USAF Technical Airworthiness Authority (TAA) and AFLCMC/EN-EZ Director of Engineering

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Jorge Gonzalez, SES, DAF (Ret), has joined Dayton Aerospace as a senior associate. He recently retired from the USAF as the director of engineering, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Engineering Directorate (AFLCMC/EN-EZ), where he was responsible for providing qualified engineering and technical management resources (organize, train, and equip responsibilities) to all AFLCMC program executive officer (PEO) programs. Dual-hatted, Mr. Gonzalez also held the role of USAF Technical Airworthiness Authority (TAA)...

Kevin “Buck” Buckley, Former Mobility Program Executive Officer (PEO) Joins the Dayton Aerospace Team as Senior Associate

Join us in welcoming Mr. Kevin "Buck" Buckley, former program executive officer (PEO) for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Mobility Directorate (AFLCMC/WL), to Dayton Aerospace as a senior associate. Mr. Buckley brings over 35 years of US Air Force (USAF) and US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) acquisition experience. As PEO, he was responsible for program execution, executive management and supervision of over 200 acquisition...

Former SES and Colonel Carl “Shof” Shofner, USAF (Ret), now a Dayton Aerospace Associate

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Carl "Shof" Shofner, recently retired US Air Force (USAF) program executive officer (PEO), Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Business and Enterprise Systems (BES) Directorate (AFLCMC/HI), has joined Dayton Aerospace as an associate. Shof has over 35 years of experience leading people, executing successful programs, solving technical challenges, managing billion-dollar budgets, and overseeing operations...