Honeywell and USAF to partner in support of the F-15 Secondary Power System
Honeywell 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 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, two hydraulic accumulators, a central gearbox and left/right airframe mounted accessory drives.
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 programs have historically shown significant reduction in repair costs for both commercial and military systems, enabling:
- Improved availability and reliability
- Lower maintenance cost
- Lower inventory
- Improved first-pass yield (acceptance test rate) of repaired units
- Improved OEM technical support at the Depot via on-site field service engineering
- Development of new repairs and sharing of commercial repair practices
- Improved organic Depot repair capability using industry-leading LEAN processes to reduce inventory and improve repair turnaround time
- Increased system and component time-on-wing, enabling improved overall platform availability
This contract represents potential value of up to $355M 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.