Common Aviation Support Equipment Program Office

NAVAIR’s Common Aviation Support Equipment program office (PMA260) is responsible for the procurement, development and fielding of Common Ground Support equipment and Automatic Test Equipment.  Additionally, this command serves as the lead manager of the Aircraft Maintenance and Material Readiness List (AMMRL), Metrology and Calibration (METCAL) and Mobile Facilities programs in support of the Naval Aviation Enterprise.  We provide professional acquisition management, exacting test and evaluation and world-class sustainment while delivering our products on time, on cost, with proven functionality and reliability.  The team delivers this equipment to enhance the maintenance capability of Sailors and Marines tasked to operate, repair and service naval aircraft and airborne weapons systems Fleet wide.

Every Maintainer, Every Aircraft, Everywhere, Every Time.

Capt. Matt Wilcox, U.S. Navy

Program Manager, Aviation Common Support Equipment Program Office

Capt. Matt Wilcox graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology and a Master of Science degree in Aviation Safety. He was commissioned in July 1997 through the Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, FL and designated as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer in 1998. In 2006, he graduated from the Naval War College via the College of Distance Education with a Master of Art degree in National Decision Making and Strategic Studies. He was designated as an Acquisition Professional Community member in 2009.

His operational assignments include duty assigned to Electronic Attack Squadron 136, Strike Fighter Squadron 34, USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). During these assignments, he made multiple combat deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Western Pacific, and Persian Gulf aboard USS Independence (CV 62), USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63), USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67), USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71). At these commands he served as the maintenance officer, assistant maintenance officer and maintenance material control officer.

His previous shore assignments include a fleet support tour assigned to the Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Department, Jacksonville, FL, an acquisition tour as the Computer Based Systems Initiative deputy program manager at the Naval Aviation Training Systems and Ranges Program Office (PMA-205), a staff tour as the Aviation Support Equipment director at Commander Naval Air Force, Atlantic Fleet, a staff tour as the wing maintenance officer at Helicopter Sea Combat Wing, Atlantic Fleet, an acquisition tour as the military director of Product Support Management/Integration Department in the NAVAIR Sustainment Group and as the director, Fleet Readiness Center Aviation Support Equipment. He assumed command of PMA-260 June 25, 2023.

Wilcox earned his Professional Aviation Maintenance Officer Wings and has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (three awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (four awards) and Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards).


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