Belgian Sea King Ops

Report
Belgian Sea King Ops & Fleet update
17th Annual International Sea King Symposium
Robin Janssens
Halifax, 17 Sep 2014
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Some impressions…
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Belgian Sea King Ops
& Fleet update
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Outline
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Sea King “Mk48”
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Logistic support
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Maintenance concept
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Plans & evolutions
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Chalenges
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Conclusions
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National patrimony
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Westland Sea King Mk48 helicopter
– Entry in service: Mid ‘76
– Since Dec 2008: 5 → 4 A/C (RS001 in Royal Army Museum)
– Since Sep 2013: 4 → 3 A/C (RS003 in operational storage @ Koksijde Air Base)
– Belgian Fleet Leader: RS003 with 11.851 HRS (in storage)
Other A/C:
RS002: 11.675 Hrs
RS004: 11.749 Hrs
RS005: 11.290Hrs
(01 Sep 2014)
Emergency Lubrication System (ELS)
Automatic Blade Fold
RDR 1500B
5-bladed
Main Rotor
FOD Shield
Cargo sling
low response – 8.000 Lbs
6-bladed
Tail Rotor
Flotation bags
Rescue Hoist
Breeze-Eastern
BL-10300-59 Series
2x
RR Gnome H1400-1
SN500 AFCS
Autopilot
6 fuel cells
max. 6.659 Lbs
FLIR 2000 Series
(F+G)
Mission & Ops
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SAR missions
– SATER and SAMAR
• Day: 15 min
• Night: 45 min
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Medical Evacuation
Transport(Pers & Cargo)
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Missions & Ops: 2013
80.00%
76.00%
70.00%
60.00%
50.00%
40.00%
30.00%
20.00%
10.00%
9.00%
7.00%
8.00%
Test
Other
0.00%
SAR
Training
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Flight Plan 1995 - 2013
2500
5
2000
4
1500
3
Planned Fl Hrs
Flown Fl Hrs
# A/C
1000
2
500
1
0
0
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
4 A/C since Dec 2008 → No noticeable impact in availability
3 A/C since Aug 2013 → Impact to be evaluated
Availability
A/C Availability 2013
100%
90%
31.87%
80%
Yearly Average (2012)
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USM: 11%
SHM: 39%
SER: 51%
Yearly Average (2014): +/-75%
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70%
9.01%
60%
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SER 50%
# A/C
40%
SHM
USM
2
SER
30%
59.12%
20%
1
# A/C
10%
0%
0
jan/13 feb/13 mrt/13 apr/13 mei/13 jun/13 jul/13 aug/13 sep/13 okt/13 nov/13 dec/13 Gem
2013
Month
SER
USM
SHM
jan/13
61,06%
2,49%
36,46%
feb/13
43,90%
16,11%
39,99%
mrt/13
31,45%
20,23%
48,32%
apr/13
62,22%
6,28%
31,49%
mei/13
59,81%
3,19%
37,00%
jun/13
48,84%
5,53%
45,63%
jul/13
67,04%
11,49%
21,47%
aug/13
69,52%
15,02%
15,46%
sep/13
64,17%
16,90%
18,94%
okt/13
60,05%
1,90%
38,06%
nov/13
61,30%
3,47%
35,23%
dec/13
80,09%
5,51%
14,40%
Gem
2013
59,12%
9,01%
31,87%
Output: Balanced Score Card
100%
0.24%
90%
16.82%
80%
Yearly Average (2012)
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0 SK: 0,98%
1 SK: 17,84%
≥ 2 SK: 81,19%
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70%
60%
3
BSC 50%
# A/C
82.84%
40%
2
0 SK
1 SK
≥ 2 SK
30%
20%
1
# A/C
10%
0%
0
jan/13 feb/13 mrt/13 apr/13 mei/13 jun/13 jul/13 aug/13 sep/13 okt/13 nov/13 dec/13 Gem
2013
Month
Logistic support concept
Maintenance Level
Structure
& Mechanics
Engine
Avionics
Organizational
Belgian Defence
Intermediate
Belgian Defence
Depot
Belgian Defence
AgustaWestland
SABCA
UKLSA (Vector)
AIM Norway
AAR
AgustaWestland
AIM Norway
SABCA
STERNE
THALES
Supply
AgustaWestland
UKLSA
Other*
Rolls-Royce
UKLSA
AgustaWestland
UKLSA
Other*
Other*: Local procurement
Mission
Equipment
AgustaWestland
Gastops
SABCA (Saab)
AgustaWestland
UKLSA
Other*
Maintenance concept
Calendar(60 weken cyclus) :
 Phase inspection
- I-level
- non-identical
- interval: 15 weeks
- duration = 7 days
Periodical (400 Fl Hrs cyclus) :
100 - IV
D
100 - III
 100 Hrs inspection
 25 Hrs inspection
- I-level
- O-level
- non-identical
- identical
- duration = 3 days
- duration = 0,5 day
 50 Hrs inspection
- O-level
- identical
- duration = 1,5 days
A
C
B
100 - II
Combination Phase + 100 Hrs
=
9 days of 6 days (shift)
100 - I
Maintenance Concept
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Preventive Maintenance Gnome engine
– Lifecycle of 2900 (+ 100) engine Hrs
– Part Life Rework (PLR) & Overhaul (OVH)
BD Engines
PLR 1
PLR 2
OVH
950 Hrs (+ 50)
1950 Hrs (+ 50)
2900 Hrs (+ 100)
RS002
ECU I
ECU II
510059
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RS004
ECU I
ECU II
520065
RS005
ECU I
ECU II
520044
100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 900
520054 - LIMITED PTA
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100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 900
520055
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510058
100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500 550 600 650 700 750 800 850 900
520059
510085
Technical issues / Supply issues
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Limited fleet & Flight plan => No major modifications
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Part obsolecence & Decreasing industrial support
– Longer lead times >< “Small” stock of spares @ BDEF
• Risk of AOG-situation…
– Prices increasing exponentionaly >< Decreasing budget
– Some examples:
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Shear Bolt P/N S6126-50108-1
Radar 1500B => Spare parts for repair of RxTx (Honeywell - P/N 4001973-0151)
Indicators & Instruments => Indicator vertical (Meggitt Avionics - P/N L80801-10-025), …
RNS-252 Nav Computer => Display units (Thales Avionics – P/N 80895/GBS020030)
Compass Mk 7B => Repeater unit / Master indicator / etc.
Lead times / MOQ’s / Increasing prices
– Difficult to determine the minimum stock level
• Trade-off Budget >< Risk
Framework Contract
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Aim
– Solve (some) supply issues
– Supply of critical spare parts (No longer supplied by OEM)
– Supply of second hand major items
– AOG orders
– Standard exchange
Period
– 2015-2016-2017
Kick-off Dec 2014
Interested? Please contact us: [email protected]
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Plans & Evolutions
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Since Sep 2013: 3 Sea Kings operational
Phasing out Sea King linked with IOC / FOC NH90
– BEL: 8 x NH90 → 4 x NFH (ordered in June 2007)
– Final Configuration BEL NFH will be the same as the Dutch version (cooperation). No sonar
& torpedoes, but pre-dispositions are installed
– Deliveries
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Aug 2013: 1st NFH
Mei 2014: 2nd NFH
Nov 2014: 3th NFH
First half 2015: 4th and last NFH
– Missions
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Search & Rescue
IOC (Initial operational Capability) : Oct 2015 – SAR with Sea King and NH90
FOC ( Final Operational Capability): Dec 2016 – SAR only with NH90
Maritime operations: Reconnaissance and Anti-piracy missions
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Plans & Evolutions
– Aug 2013
2013
2014
2015
2016
800 Hrs
800 Hrs
510 Hrs
0 Hrs
– Dec 2013
+290 Flight Hrs
2013
2014
2015
2016
800 Hrs
800 Hrs
800 Hrs
0 Hrs
2013
2014
2015
2016
800 Hrs
675 Hrs
675 Hrs
250 Hrs
– Jan 2014
– Apr 2014
+650 Flight Hrs
2013
2014
2015
2016
800 Hrs
675 Hrs
525 Hrs
400Hrs
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
800 Hrs
675 Hrs
525 Hrs
525 Hrs
525 Hrs
– Jun 2014 (TBC)
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Plans & Evolutions
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Pending: increase of the Flight Plan with 650 Hrs >< Investments:
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2 additional engines (>600 Hrs / engine)
1 additonal Tail Gearbox
1 additional Swashplate
(1 additional intermediate Gearbox)
Possible problems
– Repair: Turn around times
– 2nd Hand
• Available stock?
• Log Cards, COC’s, …
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Investments Sea king >< Operationality NH90
– SAR commitment
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Challenges
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Small fleet >< operational requirements
– Very short reaction time
– Structural repairs: “Stn 290”,…
• Limited capacity in-house
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Manage obsolescence
– Spare parts
– Turn around times
– High costs
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Deal with incertainity
– Phasing out Sea King >< NH90
• Material Management: Science => Art
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Skilled personel
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Conclusions
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Major challenges
– Uncertainty: Phasing out linked with IOC / FOC NH90
– Sea King will continue flying in 2016-2017
– Manage obsolescence
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Key objectives
– Realize Flight Plan and maintain StdBy SAR until FOC SAR NH90
– Assure availability of 2 H/C
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