Business

September 17, 2012

Northrop Grumman unveils fleet readiness app ReadyBlue(tm)


Northrop Grumman has unveiled ReadyBlue(tm), a mobile app with the capability to give flight line personnel, military leaders and depot operations staff secure, real-time insight into aircraft readiness, fleet readiness and mission capability rates.

It has the capability to connect maintenance personnel on the flight line and the depot shop floor to an entire enterprise of fleet knowledge.

“Our objective in developing ReadyBlue is to optimize fleet readiness and life cycle affordability by providing real-time fleet insight,” said Kelly Whalen, sector vice president, strategy, business development and innovation, Northrop Grumman Technical Services.

“We brought a lot of commercial technology to bear to harness information in nontraditional locations, like the minds of technicians and fleet support representatives around the world,” Whalen added. “Using real-time collaboration, the vehicle’s maintenance history, access to the full volume of technical data, and tying in the supply chain, maintainers have everything at a fingertip to resolve issues faster.”

“It’s transformative for a maintainer working on the flight line to touch on ReadyBlue’s video conferencing function using Apple’s Facetime and dialogue with a field service representative on another continent to solve a mechanical or supply chain problem immediately, or to chat with a crew chief who’s just come off a mission and has an issue that needs to be solved right now,” said Ron Blickley, director, fleet modernization, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. “And, for all concerned to know instantly – and share – the entire maintenance history of that aircraft, from every tech manual to service bulletin at the touch of the screen.”

“ReadyBlue’s innovative Integrated Data Environment toolset has the capability to securely integrate with enterprise databases to rapidly manage work scheduling, C-check work card task assignments, repair part orders and technical manuals search queries and displays. ReadyBlue is the enabling technology to provide paperless fleet management to any logistician in the world,” Blickley said.

Northrop Grumman developed ReadyBlue(tm) with its product development partner, 3Pillar Global, a Fairfax, Va.-based small business.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines April 18, 2014

Business: Lockheed to Lose 17 F-35s Under Automatic Pentagon Cuts - Pentagon will cut 17 of the 343 F-35 fighters it planned to buy from Lockheed Martin in fiscal 2016 through 2019 unless Congress repeals automatic budget cuts, according to a new Defense Department report. DOD looking for ways not to break MH-60R helo deal - The...
 
 

News Briefs April 18, 2013

U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177 As of April 15, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,802 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result...
 
 
LM-F35-hours

F-35 fleet surpasses 15,000 flying hours

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program.  “Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is e...
 

 
nasa-cassini

NASA Cassini images may reveal birth of new Saturn moon

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has documented the formation of a small icy object within the rings of Saturn that may be a new moon, and may also provide clues to the formation of the planet’s known moons. Images taken w...
 
 

NASA completes LADEE mission with planned impact on Moon’s surface

Ground controllers at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., have confirmed that NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer spacecraft impacted the surface of the moon, as planned, between 9:30 and 10:22 p.m., PDT, April 17. LADEE lacked fuel to maintain a long-term lunar orbit or continue science operations and was intentionally sent...
 
 
Photograph courtesy of NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Kepler telescope discovers first Earth-size planet in ‘habitable zone’

Photograph courtesy of NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech Kepler-186f resides in the Kepler-186 system about 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus. The system is also home to four inner planets, seen lined up...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>