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Supportability Policy & Engineering: Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) Aircraft Carrier

BMT has been a key supplier of resources into the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA) since 2000, working within a "Rainbow Team" of staff from the MoD and numerous industry partners.

Summary

BMT has been a key supplier of resources into the Aircraft Carrier Alliance (ACA) since 2000, working within a “Rainbow Team” of staff from the MoD and numerous industry partners. Roles that our staff have performed include:

  • Support Manager (within the core Support Directorate)
  • Support Manager (CV Conversion)
  • Maintenance and Upkeep Lead
  • Cost Modelling Lead
  • Management and engineering analysis to deliver affordable through-life Supportability, Availability and Upkeep of the Platform

BMT personnel have also provided central management and policy to enable the delivery of a cost-effective technical documentation set within an electronic environment.

BMT staff have:

  • Managed and coordinated the QEC (previously CVF) Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) programme to time, cost and quality
  • Developed and provided coherent maintenance and upkeep strategies, processes, models and solutions across the ACA
  • Generated and implemented the Supportability, Availability, Reliability and Maintainability (AR&M) programmes within the Platform

Key Benefits

  • Through-life Supportability is considered as an integral part of the technical solution
  • Suppliers have been engaged to flow down requirements pragmatically
  • Whole Life Costs are identified and minimised.

Key Features

  • Identification and management of supportability risks/ opportunities.
  • AR&M and Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) activities are commensurate with the design program.
  • Importance of AR&M, LSA and Upkeep are clearly communicated within the “up front” design and procurement process.
  • Maintenance activities are developed to ensure docking drivers, risk areas and maintenance requirements are understood.
  • Stakeholders are fully informed to ensure a cost-effective support solution is developed and provided to match the roll-out and operational needs of the ship