Speaker: Raymond Valeika, Retired Senior Vice President for Technical Operations, Delta Airlines

Presentation Title: Sustainment: Managing the Consequences of Failure with Transparent Information

Sustainment or the maintenance of aircraft is a very complex business. The multiplicity of variables often drives actions and polices in a variety of directions. This then increases cost and often does not add to safety and availability of aircraft for the intended missions. This discussion deals with two fundamental issues in effective sustainment programs: understanding the consequence of failure and then assuring that proper information is available not only to understand the consequence of failure, but also to analyze life-cycle activities to determine their effectiveness. Consequence of failure determines the maintenance requirements. The analysis behind that is critical to ensure that both safety and economics are considered. Information is then the key for assuring the ongoing maintenance provides the necessary results. The free flow of information is critical in measuring and establishing goals and accountability. This paper discusses both the technical factors and organizational impacts of ongoing maintenance requirements and then gives some examples of programs that worked.

Speaker: Mike Buongiorno, Director, Military Engine Aftermarket Business Development, Pratt and Whitney (P&W)

Presentation Title: P&W Life Cycle Cost Management

With the continued emphasis on tight defense budgets both within the United States and our global allies, P&W remains aligned with our customers though our Integrated Program Deployment (IPD) strategy. Through IPD, P&W focuses on reducing the life-cycle cost of the propulsion system from product development, through production and into sustainment. P&W has demonstrated success in design for reliability/maintainability, production cost target achievement, and integrated sustainment solutions that not only reduce depot maintenance cost but also focus on reducing maintenance through increased time on wing, optimized operations and sustainment integration with original equipment manufacturer knowledge. P&W leverages lessons learned in legacy programs to drive continuous improvement into new products as well as flows new technology back into mature platforms to enhance their durability and reduce operating cost. P&W remains engaged with the services through the Component Improvement Program and other government and company-funded initiatives to reduce the cost of propulsion sustainment.

Speaker: VADM Walter Massenburg (USN, Ret.), Senior Director, Mission Assurance Business Education, Raytheon Company

Presentation Title: Enterprise, Why Now?: Naval Aviation Enterprise Model



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