Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers
The Fleet Readiness Centers deliver assured and affordable aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul products and services to the Navy, Marine Corps and joint forces. COMFRC works with other Naval Aviation Enterprise stakeholders, including NAVAIR Program Managers, logistics and engineering competencies and commercial partners to deliver “Best Value” in support of Warfighter requirements.
The foundation of COMFRC is its people, whose technical, business and leadership excellence sustain the levels of Current Readiness our Sailors and Marines need today and deliver the future capability they will need tomorrow. In partnership with industry, COMFRC manages this important responsibility using both organic and partnered industrial capabilities that are fine-tuned to meet the diverse challenges of the 21st Century. Process improvement and leadership development are tenets of COMFRC Workforce strategy to support the effective management and application of command resources.
Located around the globe
The Navy’s eight Fleet Readiness Centers (FRCs), with locations on the U.S. east and west coasts and in Japan, conduct maintenance, repair, and overhaul of U.S. Navy aircraft, engines,components and support equipment. The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure directive required the Navy to disestablish three Naval Aviation Depots and 18 stateside Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Departments and establish six Fleet Readiness Centers. The Navy added two more centers and established Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers.
Each year roughly 6,000 Sailors and Marines, along with more than 9,000 depot artisans at the FRCs overhaul and repair nearly 1,000 aircraft, thousands of engines and several hundred thousand components valued at approximately $4 billion.
The eight Fleet Readiness Centers are:
- FRC Northwest at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash.
- FRC West at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif.
- FRC Southwest at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.
- FRC Southeast at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla.
- FRC East at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C.
- FRC Mid-Atlantic at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va.
- FRC WestPac, at Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan
- FRC Support Equipment Facility at Solomons Island, Md.
Establishment of the FRCs is undoubtedly one of the most significant changes in Naval Aviation maintenance history. The FRCs move maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities as close to the flight line as possible for greater efficiency, agility and speed. They provide more responsive and agile “off-flight line” repair capability by improving standardization and the ability to replicate best practices across Centers.
Each of our FRC sites has made the tenets of continuous process improvement (CPI) a part of its daily activities, saving flying hour program dollars and improving reliability and cycle time in support of flight line readiness.
FRC Southwest: http://www.navair.navy.mil/frcsw
FRC East: http://www.navair.navy.mil/frce
FRC WestPac: http://www.navair.navy.mil/napra
FRC Northwest: http://www.frcnw.navy.mil
FRC West: http://frcwest.ahf.nmci.navy.mil
Short link to this page www.navair.navy.mil/frc