Honeywell Provides Cost-Saving Logistics Support For U.S. Air Force F-15 Fleet

Honeywell Provides Cost-Saving Logistics Support For U.S. Air Force F-15 Fleet

Honeywell and USAF to partner in support of the F-15 Secondary Power System

PR Newswire

PHOENIX, Nov. 14, 2012

PHOENIX, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Honeywell (NYSE: HON) 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 (SPS). Work will be performed
under Public-Private Partnership (P^3) with the Hill Air Force Base Depot
Workforce in Utah through January 2020.


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 (JFS), two hydraulic
accumulators, a central gearbox (CGB) and left/right Airframe Mounted
Accessory Drives (AMADs).

F-15 Program Benefits

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 (PBL) programs have historically shown
significant reduction in repair costs for both commercial and military
systems, enabling:

  oImproved availability and reliability
  oLower maintenance cost
  oLower inventory
  oImproved first-pass yield (acceptance test rate) of repaired units
  oImproved OEM technical support at the depot via on-site Field Service
  oDevelopment of new repairs and sharing of commercial repair practices
  oImproved organic depot repair capability using industry-leading Lean
    processes to reduce inventory and improve repair turnaround
  oIncreased 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.

Supporting Quote

  oBrian Sill, Vice President of Defense Americas Aftermarket, Defense &
    Space, Honeywell Aerospace

    "We're focused on ensuring the ongoing operational readiness of the Air
    Force F-15 fleet. 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."

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