NAVAIR News Releases NAVAIR News Release Data Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:58:59 GMT FRC Northwest Earns Gold Level Safety Award OAK HARBOR, Wash. – Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) Northwest, located at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, recently earned the Gold Level Award in Safety Management System (SMS) becoming the first FRC command in the fleet to receive such a... Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:51:00 GMT Reserve Sailors help improve aviation readiness NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- Tapping into the expertise of the Naval Reserve is one way Fleet Readiness Centers are improving aviation readiness. A seven-member team of Reserve Sailors recently proved its mettle, increasing throughput at Fleet... Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:33:00 GMT Fleet Readiness Centers to debut artisan apprentice program NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- With the improving economy and tight job market, recruiting and retaining aviation maintainers can be a difficult proposition. Four Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC) will soon start a four-year apprenticeship program to help... Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:28:00 GMT FRC Northwest VANOPDET supports 5th Fleet deployments NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Improving Readiness to get aircraft back in the fight as soon as possible is the mission of the Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC). A detachment of FRC Northwest brings increased Readiness by... Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:26:00 GMT Photo Release: Simons celebrates 40 years of service Tue, 21 Aug 2018 11:01:00 GMT COMFRC Safety rate continues to improve NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Throwing a dart in the work place isn’t safe, but DART helps managers identify safety issues and prevent mishaps and work-place accidents. Paying attention to DART has helped Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC)... Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:18:00 GMT Washburn assumes command at FRC West NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Lemoore, Calif.  – Captain Bret Washburn relieved Capt. Steven Leehe and assumed command of Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) West July 19.  Rear Adm. Mike Zarkowski, Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC), presided over the ceremony held at... Tue, 24 Jul 2018 15:32:00 GMT Sustainment Vision 2020 Provides Enterprise Solutions to Readiness Recovery, AMPS 2018 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Readiness recovery stood out as the primary focus of the 2018 Aerospace Maintenance Professionals Symposium, where several hundred aerospace maintenance professionals, civilians and industry representatives met in Virginia Beach, May 14-17 to collaborate... Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:10:00 GMT Aviation Maintenance Professionals plan course forward NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – More than 300 aviation maintenance professionals from all levels gathered May 13-15 in Virginia Beach, Virginia, to discuss ways to improve readiness for the fleet and keep more aircraft and components available... Wed, 30 May 2018 11:42:00 GMT COMFRC ISR team comes through for Kuwait government NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The Government of Kuwait, one of the U.S.’s key allies and partners in the Middle East, recently requested assistance with repairs to F/A-18 Legacy Hornet fuel cell bladders in-country. Commander, Fleet Readiness... Wed, 23 May 2018 11:24:00 GMT Photo Release: Aviation Maintenance Pioneers Honored Mon, 21 May 2018 12:41:00 GMT COMFRC Quality Teams strengthen provider, stakeholder ties NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Patuxent River, Md. – Producing better quality aircraft parts and components leads to increased aircraft readiness, availability and reliability. To do this, Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) has embarked on an initiative called Quality Management System... Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:45:00 GMT COMFRC Deputy talks innovation and sustainment at Navy FST NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.  – Being innovative when creating new and upgraded aircraft and components is one thing; creating innovation to support Naval aviation sustainment is another.  Getting ideas and solutions to solve complex sustainment issues is the challenge Martin Ahmad,... Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:11:00 GMT Naval aviation depots improving aircraft production NATIONAL Harbor, Md.—The Naval Air Systems Command’s Fleet Readiness Centers have eliminated the backlog of aircraft awaiting depot-level repairs and met production goals for the last two years, according to Martin Ahmad, deputy Commander, Fleet Readiness Center (COMFRC). Ahmad briefed the... Wed, 11 Apr 2018 16:23:00 GMT Answering the call: COMFRC rises to the challenge of meeting readiness demands NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Constricted budgets and high operational requirements for aircraft and components has kept Fleet Readiness Centers (FRCs) working hard to keep up with demand. With the increased fiscal year 2018 defense budget, Commander,... Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:13:00 GMT Fleet Readiness Centers Industry Day Draws Large Interest NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – It was a Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) Industry Day like no other before. More than 75 representatives from 40 companies attended the event hosted by FRC Southwest at Naval Air Station North... Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:38:00 GMT NAVAIR names Pax River 2017 Mentor of the Year NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Effective mentorship develops employees, helps them open doors and avoids pitfalls along the way. That describes the inspiration for Harris Cooper Jr., the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Patuxent River 2017 Mentor... Mon, 05 Feb 2018 08:41:00 GMT Two FRCs, Sailors recognized for CPI Excellence NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Two fleet readiness centers (FRC) and two FRC Mid-Atlantic Detachment Patuxent River (FRCMA DET PAX) Sailors were honored recently as the Naval Aviation (NAE) Excellence in Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) Award recipients. Senior... Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:07:00 GMT Parachute Riggers’ 75th anniversary looks to the community’s past, future NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – Aircrew survival equipmentmen from Southern Maryland celebrated the 75th anniversary of their rating at Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic Detachment Patuxent River (FRCMA Det Patuxent River) Paraloft Division, Naval Air Station Patuxent River,... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 14:48:00 GMT Photo Release: Ahmad visits shipyard Tue, 30 May 2017 06:50:00 GMT