AWACS Techs Get Paperless Link | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.21.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.22.18

Airborne 05.23.18

AMA Drone Report 05.24.18

Airborne 05.18.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 05.21.18

Airborne-UnManned 05.22.18

Airborne 05.23.18

AMA Drone Report 05.24.18

Airborne 05.18.18

Tue, Jul 15, 2003

AWACS Techs Get Paperless Link

The E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System became the first weapon system to provide technicians with a paperless link between an aircraft parts manual and the base supply system.

Technicians from the 552nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron have been participating in a test program for a parts ordering tool that provides an electronic link between AWACS parts manuals and the supply system. The ordering tool allows technicians to order parts in a totally paperless environment. The system eliminates the need to search for the part in a paper manual and type in all the information, which saves time and reduces errors.

“We did in 10 minutes what used to take hours,” said Tech. Sgt. Thomas Martin, 552nd EMS dock chief, in reference to a recent maintenance inspection. Basically, the tool allows the technician to electronically search for parts, click on the items to be ordered, review and query the required parts list and submit the request through the automated system.

This technology can eventually be applied to wireless local area network devices, such as rugged laptops, for maintenance. The new tool is expected to save at least 160 man-hours and 25 incorrect parts orders per day when fully implemented throughout the 552nd Air Control Wing here, officials said.

Although the system is not yet fully operational, users have noticed a significant reduction in time spent and are excited about the system’s capabilities, they said.

“Out of several projects I’m involved with, I see the need and benefit of (the ordering tool) to the Air Force in the long term,” said Master Sgt. Rick Celusta, the 552nd Maintenance Operations Flight superintendent. [Courtesy of Air Combat Command News Service]

FMI: www.af.mil

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 05.21.18: Bally Bomber At OSH18!, Belite Chipper, CH-53 Deliveries

Also: NATS-Aireon, H135 For US Navy, EmPower STC, Spidertracks-Olympic Aero Services Oshkosh 2018 is ramping up to be an outstanding addition to an aviator’s MUST-SEE list...>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 05.22.18: Aurora ACUS, Horsefly Delivers, K2 LEO UAS

Also: Aero-TV: Textron's X5-55, InfraDrone App, NASA's Mars Helicopter, Gremlins on Track This month, Aurora’s Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) successfully del>[...]

AMA Drone Report 05.17.18: AMA Expo West Upgrades, UAS IPP, Amazon Snubbed

Also: Drones v Flaming Kites, Sherrif Drones, ALPA Is Watching..., Wichita Aviation Pathway After a number of years in Ontario, California; the highly anticipated 2018 rendition of>[...]

ANNouncement: Now Accepting Applications For Oshkosh 2018 Stringers!!!

An Amazing Experience Awaits The Chosen Few... E-I-C Note: There's very little we can say yet, but there is a reason why this may be THE year to throw in with ANN to cover the extr>[...]

It's On--Again! EAA/ANN Announce 2018 AirVenture Innovation Preview!

Stunningly Successful Innovation Program Draws Hundreds of Thousands of Eyeballs to ‘All Things AirVenture’ E-I-C Note: We're tremendously excited to work with EAA agai>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC