APC provides vital aviation support for the C-5 System Program Office (SPO) to include Corrosion Prevention services and Engineering Support.
APC C-5 Corrosion Prevention and Control Services
Corrosion is a universal threat to virtually all DoD weapon systems along with commercial entities and has direct impacts on readiness, cost, and flight safety. APC’s C-5 Corrosion Control Support Team (CCST) researches, evaluates, and capitalizes on innovative technologies to mitigate corrosion and is imperative to accomplishing the C-5 SPO’s long term strategic effort to sustain the C-5 fleet.
The APC C-5 CCST develops, maintains, and updates corrosion control technical data; researches/evaluates new Materials and Processes (M&P); and assesses aircraft coating conditions and markings. APC conducts annual Corrosion Prevention Control Program (CPCP) field/depot aircraft fleet surveys and reports conditions of the fleet to the C-5 SPO. The CCST schedules, coordinates, and facilitates the annual C-5 Corrosion Prevention Advisory Board Conference attended by field-units technicians, C-5 Engineering, Air Force Research Laboratory Engineers, Air Force Corrosion Prevention and Control Office Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and corrosion prevention vendors.
APC Corrosion SMEs organize and execute third-party evaluations, make comparisons, and provide recommendations for the latest non-chrome paint systems in a harsh beachfront environment. Our Corrosion Support includes applying preventive methods involving engineering investigations and evaluating the most effective application and removal of chromated and non-chromated protective coating systems. APC provides expert evaluations of the latest surface pretreatments, corrosion preventive compounds, and cleaning/coating materials, including environmentally safe and/or cost reduction alternatives to mitigate corrosion.
APC’s C-5 CCST is well recognized in industry as managing an elite CPCP whose expertise can be applied to any DoD platform and weapon system. Benefits of our Corrosion Support include improved aircraft availability, reduced maintenance hours, improved reliability and diagnostics, and enhanced efficiency with minimized costs.
APC Engineering Requirements Review Support
APC supports the Maintenance Steering Group 3 (MSG-3) maintenance concept by providing engineering services and integrated solutions for the C-5 Engineering Requirements Review (ERR) program. APC SMEs review annual maintenance tasks for Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM), perform maintenance data analysis, sustain software/databases, provide cyber security, update aircraft technical data, and provide helpdesk support for the C-5 SPO. APC experts provide support in the generation of Engineering Requirements Data Packages (ERDP). We also review failure root cause data, provide corrective action analysis, and research engineering data. APC analyzes and prepares recommendations for changes to scheduled maintenance programs that are proven to increase aircraft reliability and productivity.
Benefits of APC ERR support includes the implementation of Logistic Requirements Determination Processes (LRDP) that streamline the industrial and maintenance support practices for aircraft repair and provide improved visibility of recurring repair issues for specific tail numbers in the fleet. Our experts support varying systems by identifying solutions to correct aircraft deficiencies, providing accurate forecasting of maintenance, and supporting ongoing LRDP required task reviews while establishing accurate performance metrics for quality, schedule, and cost.
Our ERR capabilities can be applied to all platforms that utilize scheduled maintenance programs. Our team of engineers, analysts, and tech writers are proven experts who have the skills and experience required to provide engineering services to support MSG-3 Analysis and Tool Development and provide ERR Program Support. APC has an Exceptional record of meeting customer’s needs and positively impacting system readiness, cost, and safety.