PASS becomes first U.S. Navy Approved Repair Source
January 11, 2016 / News
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On Jan 11, Precision Airparts Support Services, Inc. (PASS) became the first ever approved repair source outside of Honeywell for P-3 Orion engine driven compressors, or EDC’s (P/N 206400-X). In an increasingly difficult budgetary environment, reducing sustainment costs has become a focal point for the Navy. Known to most as the top degrader of the P-3 fleet with less than 500 flight hours MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure), finding an alternate source for EDC repairs had become critical to the Navy and FMS operators. PASS ‘ track record of superior performance, proprietary repair techniques, and 1,000 hour warranty (twice the average service life the Navy was experiencing) made it an obvious choice for source approval. As a Honeywell Licensed Repair facility, PASS has already secured support agreements with both the US Department of Homeland Security and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
“With respect to EDC repairs, we expect to see a 60 – 70% cost reduction fleetwide based on the performance of our units”, said Bob Moser, Vice-President of Military Programs, “…And more importantly, increased operational readiness”.
PASS recently opened a facility in Green Cove Springs, Florida, in close proximity to NAS JAX and the Regional Operations Center for the Department of Homeland Security, to fill logistic support gaps resulting from ongoing defense spending cuts. This facility maintains a wide range of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electromechanical component repair capabilities for a wide range of military platforms including P-3 Orion, C-130 Hercules, F-16 Fighting Falcon, UH 60 Blackhawk, F-18 Hornet and Super Hornet.