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Tom Wells, Dayton Aerospace VP, Selected as NCMA Virtual World Congress 2020 Speaker

Update: You can now download a copy of Tom Wells' briefing as presented at the conference. Tom Wells, Dayton Aerospace vice president and board member, was selected as a presenter at the first-ever NCMA Virtual World Congress 2020. Mr. Wells will present “Contract Price Analysis: The Rules and the ‘Art’” as a breakout session speaker on Wednesday, July 29 at...

By |June 12th, 2020|NEWS: Event|

Toward an Effective Fleet Management Strategy: Depot Complex Enterprise Decision Support Model

From the program manager to the program executive officer (PEO) to the Air Force depot complex commander, all stakeholders share a common imperative: Provide maximum warfighting capacity, capability, and readiness. In meeting that imperative, a primary analytic question is to determine whether sufficient depot capacity exists throughout the fleet’s lifecycle to accommodate expected repair...

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and Dayton Aerospace present the 2019-2020 Military Appreciation Program

Dayton Aerospace is honored to be the presenting sponsor of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) 2019-2020 Military Appreciation Program and a charter sponsor of the new Military Family Scholarship Fund. The Military Appreciation Program provides two sets of two complimentary tickets to active-duty military members, retired veterans and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) government civilian...

By |December 16th, 2019|NEWS: Event|

Toward an Effective Fleet Management Strategy: Analysis Modeling to Evaluate Alternatives

If effective fleet management is a complex exercise in managing competing priorities, then it is also an exercise in analytics—the scientific process of transforming data into insights for the purpose of making better decisions. A program manager’s challenge is finding the analytic “sweet spot” within analysis data requirements, complexity, flexibility, and speed. Finding that ideal position...

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.