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FRCSW traces its heritage to 1919, when the Navy began repairing aircraft at what is now known as Naval Air Station North Island. Since its humble beginnings almost a century ago, the facility has been at the forefront of weapon system sustainment, providing innovative Naval Aviation maintenance solutions utilizing the latest technologies. Today, as the Navy's premiere west coast Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility, FRCSW specializes in the maintenance, engineering and logistics support for a wide range of high-performance aircraft; servicing more that 225 airframes and 35,000 components annually.

FRCSW Statement of Safety and Environmental Policy

We are committed to:
  • Creating and maintaining the safest work environment possible
  • Using Operational Risk Management before starting, during, and after every task
  • Continual improvement of our safety, environmental and energy performance
  • Following all applicable safety, environmental and energy laws, regulations, permits, and other requirements
  • Conformance to ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards
  • Proactive prevention of accidents, workplace injuries and pollution
  • Setting safety, environmental and energy goals and targets consistent with COMFRC's and FRCSW's strategic plan
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Interested in seeing what FRCSW command personnel do to support the fleet every day? Check out the

YouTube below.
YouTube Additive Manufacturing - 3D Printing
YouTube FRCSW is a Steward of the Environment

Up close and personal with our employees

"I AM FRCSW" Series

Jun 14, 2016
Mar 25, 2015
Feb 16, 2016
Jan 13, 2015
Nov 13, 2014
Aug 18, 2014
Jun 3, 2014
Apr 8, 2014
FRCSW STEM Outreach Program
FRCSW Robotics 2012
FRCSW visits Hancock Elementary 2013
2010 Robotics Competition with FRCSW
Manufacturing Tools
Water Cutter
5 Axis Unit
Point of Use Toolbox - Saving Time and Money
Extending the Life of our Strike Fighters - The F/A-18 Story

F/A-18 High Flight Hour Program

F/A-18 Center Barrel Replacement

Fixin' for the Fight

Rewarding our Employees - Golden Wrench Award

FRCSW's innovative management technologies, including AIRSpeed, achieved cost and schedule reductions that provided extraordinary value and readiness. The F/A-18 Hornet program conducts Planned Maintenance Interval PMI-1 and PMI-2 and is the largest production line in the command. The Special Rework/Crash Damage team is renowned for their ability to fix aircraft that are damaged beyond ordinary repair, and during the past five years has returned more than 40 F/A-18 A-D models to the fleet for less than the cost of one F/A-18E Super Hornet.

FRCSW is the Navy's lead facility performing overhaul, repair, modification and center barrel replacement (a unique capability designed, engineered and built here by the command) for the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet. This process is just a part of the production, engineering and logistical efforts being used to extend the life of the aircraft and save taxpayers money.

The In-Service Support Center (ISSC) provides engineering and logistics expertise which includes the Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) and High Flight Hour (HFH) initiatives to enhance readiness of aging aircraft such as the F/A-18. The center operates the Navy Primary Standards Laboratory, providing calibration services worldwide, second only to those of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The Materials Engineering Laboratory provides a variety of services with its expertise in materials technologies, and has the Navy's only aircraft tire engineering and laser testing capability.

The component program boasted repair capabilities to more than 11,000 unique components used on Navy and Marine frontline aircraft. During FY2014, the command produced over 43,000 components in support of fleet requirements. These included common avionics, hydraulic, control surfaces and support equipment.

FRCSW is the sole service site repair center for the LM2500 turbine engine that powers the Spruance, Arleigh-Burke, Aegis and Perry class surface ships. FRCSW rebuilt and returned 16 LM2500 engines to the Fleet in FY 2014.

The command's Field Service staff provides rapid-response, on-site depot-level repair and modification of squadron aircraft anywhere in the world whether ashore or at sea. During 2014, Field Service responded to 2,448 requests for maintenance assistance from squadrons, including jobs underway on all Navy aircraft carriers.

FRCSW's Voyage Repair Team (VRT) overhauls aircraft catapult and arresting gear systems on all Pacific Fleet carriers and maintains aircraft and ship aviation support systems on all Pacific Fleet aviation-capable ships. In FY2013, VRT completed significant work on all 5 carriers based on the west coast as well as USS George Washington (CVN-73) based in Japan.

FY 2014 saw the command's mobile facilities program (MOFAC) refurbish 43 vans for use around the globe. For more than 40 years the Navy and Marine Corps have used the versatile steel-framed units for infrastructure and maintenance support operations.





Fleet Readiness Center Southwest
P.O. Box 357058
San Diego, CA 92135-7058






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