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Visit to Fleet Readiness Center Southwest:

Naval Air Station North Island


Get an up close look at a facility with the ability to punctually manufacture a F/A-18 in-house.. and then cut it in half.  With an increased focus worldwide on manufacturing, the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest is unique in its capability of executing engineering, design, materials and manufacturing processes all in-house.     

The Fleet Readiness Center Southwest is responsible for the overhaul and repair of F/A-18, E-2 /C-2 Hawkeye, H-53 Sea Stallion, H-60 Sea Hawk aircraft, to include manufacturing, fabricating, and wet processing of new components.  

Captain John Smajdek, Commanding Officer of Fleet Readiness Center Southwest will share with us the latest technology for building and reworking the F18 and other aircraft.  Including how the FRC can cut an F18 in half and put it back together to replace the aircraft barrel and doing just in time maintenance for $50m F18’s meaning he is working with the latest processes--Six Sigma, Lean, etc.  Using these processes and information tools he can maintain and track any of 100 airplanes in rework at any one time and have each of them ready on the promised date.  An FRC task is to turn F18's designed for 8000 hour life into 10,000 hour life airplanes.

This is a unique opportunity for attendees to get an insiders view of these technologies, processes and people working the latest high performance aircraft.  You will tour the facility to see work in progress.  This program will open your eyes to capabilities the FRC posses and could possibly be utilized in the future by YOU.  

DATE:  August 18th 2011

TIME:
7:15AM Load Shuttle at Parking Lot to Bldg. 94
7:30AM Registration/Breakfast
8:00AM Tour Begins
10:30AM Tour Ends

LOCATION:
The Naval Air Station North Island

Driving Directions:
The Naval Air Station North Island can be reached by taking I-5.

From the North
Take the State Road 75 (Coronado Bridge), Continue straight through Orange Avenue onto Fourth street until you reach the Main Gate.  Park in visitor parking lot outside of main gate. Take shuttle to Bldg. 94.

From the South
Take the State Road 75 (Coronado Bridge), Continue straight through Orange Avenue onto Fourth street until you reach the Main Gate. Park in visitor parking lot outside of main gate.  Take shuttle to Building 94.

PARKING:
Park in visitor parking lot outside of main gate.  Visitor Lot is on left side of main gate.  Take shuttle to Building 94.

COST:
Pre-Registration: (MUST pre-register by noon on 8/15/11)
$10.00 - CommNexus Sponsor
$20.00 - Non-Sponsor
FREE -  Mentor Sponsor

At the Door:
$20.00 - CommNexus Sponsor
$30.00 - Non-Sponsor
FREE -  Mentor Sponsor

Students, Military & Press: FREE

Questions? Contact Bailey Cunning at bcunning@commnexus.org

Date:

Thursday, August 18, 2011
7:15AM-10:30AM
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Naval Air Station North Island San Diego CA