Staff CapabilitiesProject engineeringWorldwide field supportIn-field maintenanceScientific researchInstrument R & DAirframe modificationShop fabricationSheet metal fabricationFAA DER approvalTechniciansPilots or Co-pilotsFlight EngineersMechanicsScientists/Project ManagersEngineers (aero, EE, software)--------------~37 Total
Global Project SupportFrequent Complexities: Remote locationsLimited airport capabilitiesPoor access to parts and servicesScientist(s) as customers 2-4 projects/year, each aircraft Any continentUnique payloads
Project PreparationUtilize max floor space, volumeAccess to apertures, inlets critical
External SensorsHumidity sensorWing tip particle probesPod-mounted probesShrouded air inlets
Maintenance NeedsNeeds Accommodation for low yearly flight hoursCapability for field serviceCost-effectivenessMinimized down time for inspection
Maintenance Practices Current PracticesProgressive (quarterly) maintenance plansMaintain store of spare parts & spare aircraftFlyaway kit for deploymentsStaffing: 6 A&P mechanics plus Maintenance Chief
UCAR Staff FunctionsVendor FunctionsQuarterly maintenanceRoutine airframe inspec.ADs and Svc BulletinsUnscheduled maint.Engine/prop exchangesMajor engine repairsOverhaulsC-checksAvionics support
Special Repair CapabilitiesFabrication and replacement of WB-57F wing spar.