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November 14, 2012

Honeywell provides cost-saving logistics support for U.S. Air Force F-15 fleet

Honeywell has been awarded a contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to provide depot maintenance support for the F-15’s secondary power system.

Work will be performed under Public-Private Partnership with the Hill Air Force Base Depot Workforce in Utah through January 2020.

“We’re focused on ensuring the ongoing operational readiness of the Air Force F-15 fleet,” said Brian Sill, VP of Defense Americas Aftermarket, Defense & Space, Honeywell Aerospace. “This contract will enable a higher level of performance, reliability and logistics support for this vital aircraft fleet serving American and foreign militaries around the world.”

Installed on every F-15 worldwide, the SPS provides two main functions: power for engine starting and power to aircraft accessories once the engines are self-sustaining. The SPS consists of the Jet Fuel Starter, two hydraulic accumulators, a central gearbox and left/right Airframe Mounted Accessory Drives.

Honeywell’s logistics support introduces commercial repair practices at the depot to help reduce repair costs and improve depot productivity on the SPS. Honeywell’s performance-based logistics programs have historically shown significant reduction in repair costs for both commercial and military systems, enabling:

  • Improved availability and reliability
  • Lower maintenance cost
  • Lower inventory
  • Improved first-pass yield (acceptance test rate) of repaired units
  • Improved OEM technical support at the depot via on-site Field Service Engineering
  • Development of new repairs and sharing of commercial repair practices
  • Improved organic depot repair capability using industry-leading Lean processes to reduce inventory and improve repair turnaround
  • Increased system and component time-on-wing, enabling improved overall platform availability

This contract represents a potential value of up to $355 million through January 2020. The contract amendment, known as Secondary Power Logistics Solution (SPLS)-II, is an extension of the existing Air Force SPLS-I contract signed in 2007 to provide depot-level logistics services and maintenance for SPS components on the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, C-130 Hercules transport and ground carts.




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